Refusal to pull up Pants on Plane Leads to arrest


June 20, 2011

Refusal to pull up Pants on Plane Leads to arrest

Deshon Marman, a 20-year-old football star at the University of New Mexico, was arrested on several charges connected with his failure to pull up his baggy pants while boarding US Airways Flight 488 from San Francisco to Albuquerque on Wednesday, June 15.
Mr. Marman whose pants were below his buttocks with his boxer shorts exposed was boarding the US Airways flight, when several of the flight crew asked Marman to pull up his pants. Mr. Marman responded, “He didn’t have to because he had purchased a ticket,”…
After repeated refusals from Marman to pull up his pants, the flight crew alerted the plane’s captain to the disruption and the police were called in to assist, reported Sgt. Michael Rodriguez of the San Francisco Police Department.
The Captain then attempted a citizen’s arrest for trespassing after Marman refused the Captain’s request that he leave the plane.
Police encountered Marman as he walked off the aircraft to the jet way, where he struggled against attempts to handcuff him and injured an officer, according to an SFPD press release.
Marman was transported to San Mateo County Jail in Redwood City where he was booked for trespassing, battery on a police officer and resisting/delaying/obstructing an investigation.
US Airways spokeswoman Valerie Wunder said the airline does not have a specific dress code, “but we ask our passengers to dress in an appropriate manner to ensure the safety and comfort of all our passengers.”
The San Francisco Examiner reports that Marman released a statement saying, “I’m embarrassed by the negative attention that has been brought upon my family, my football team, my team-mates, and most of all myself.”
He also announced that he planned to return to New Mexico within the next few days, but would fly Southwest airlines.

Publisher: Salient News


1 comment on “Refusal to pull up Pants on Plane Leads to arrest”

Anon

Having a bad fashion sense is no reason to kick a kid off a plane. This is just ridiculous. Is there really an “airline rule” for where the waist of your pants has to hit?

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