A recent crackdown on sagging pants in Jeanerette has resulted in community service for three men recently cited for low-riding pants with exposed underwear. A recent crackdown on sagging pants in Jeanerette has resulted in community service for three men recently cited for low-riding pants with exposed underwear. Jeanerette is one of a few Louisiana towns to adopt an ordinance mandating that pants be appropriately pulled up. The ordinance makes it "unlawful for any person to be in a state of nudity or partial nudity, or any mode of dress which results in indecent exposure of his or her personal undergarments."
The Daily Iberian reports Jeanerette police cited
five men in July and August for violation of the ordinance. Of those, three agreed to community service in lieu of trial, one had charges dismissed and another failed to appear for his hearing.
Jeanerette Police Chief Larry Jones said the five arrests came after receiving several complaints from residents about exposed underwear and giving numerous warnings to saggers who did not adhere. "We're getting tired of looking at people's underwear," Jones said.