By The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Anger over a Memphis teenager’s sagging pants ended with gunfire, a bullet in the buttocks and an aggravated assault charge.
Police Sgt. Ron Perry says 45-year-old Kenneth E. Bonds saw two male teens walking along a street and yelled at them to pull up their pants.
Perry says they refused, the three began arguing and Bonds pulled out a pistol.
The first shot missed, but as the teens ran away several more rounds were fired and a 17-year-old was struck in the buttocks. He went to a hospital in non-critical condition.
The Commercial Appeal first reported Bonds’ Sept. 25 arrest. A man who answered at a telephone listing for Bonds said it was a wrong number.
The Associated Press isn’t identifying the teens because they are juveniles.