Fulton bans baggy pants

By The Associated Press

FULTON — Pull them up, or face a fine.

The town of Fulton has joined the growing list of Mississippi municipalities that are tightening the belt on baggy pants.

WCBI-TV reports that Fulton aldermen Tuesday night passed an ordinance that requires pants or skirts to be worn more than three inches below the top of the hip.

Beginning immediately, the first violation is a warning. The second will cost you 50 dollars, while repeat offenders could face even steeper fines.

Violators may also be ordered to complete 40 hours of community service.

Several Mississippi communities have adopted ordinances imposing fines for too-low trousers, though such regulations have often faced questions about their legality. Yet the trend has hung around.