CHICAGO -- When police arrived outside a Lynwood, Ill., party last month to check for curfew violators, Bowen High School student Cantrell Tremble, 18, wasn't worried about getting a ticket. So he was surprised when police cited him for the way he wore his pants.
"(The officer) looked and saw ... I was sagging," Tremble said recently. "It's very unfair. Everybody dresses the same way."
While the case against Tremble was dropped after the ticketing officer didn't appear at a hearing, a Chicago Tribune review of police records found that south suburban Lynwood is assessing fines as high as $750 for those caught wearing sagging pants on public property. Police, who say the $750 fines were made in error, more commonly assess fines of $50 to $250.