Monday, September 11, 2006

'Sagging' Pants Trip Up Suspect's Escape

Police say a fleet footed suspect's escape attempt was foiled when the man's baggy pants fell to his ankles and tripped him up. The California Highway Patrol says 37-year-old Johnny Camel tried to run from police after a traffic stop in Salinas early yesterday. But police say Camel was wearing jeans that were about four sizes too big.Police say Camel also wasn't wearing underwear under the loose jeans. The CHP says an increasing number of pursuits are ending quickly because suspects can't run and hold their pants up at the same time. Police say Camel is on parole after a recent release from prison. A conviction of resisting arrest could send him back to jail.