Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Banned From the Mall!

If you told someone you spent New Year’s Eve in jail, I’m pretty sure they would instantly think it was for a DUI or a Public Intoxication. Not so much for Florida State student Franz Leger (great name, by the way. “Alo, my name is Franz Leger). See Franz likes to wear his trousers baggy. Not sure how baggy, but apparently baggy enough to get banned from the mall. Of course, it’s probably the same mall that sold him the baggy pants, but that’s commerce. This was criminal.

(Digression: Banned from the mall?!?!?!? Seriously?!?!? Does the mall have a secret little judicial system operating behind the food court?!?)

See, Franz and his family decided to go to the mall on New Year’s Eve. And Franz apparently chose to wear his baggy pants again. But since he’d already been banned, he was arrested for trespassing.

Yep, you heard it right. A college student was arrested for “trespassing” at a mall because he’d been banned for wearing baggy pants.

Now, I’ve never been a big fan of this particular fashion statement. But I also don’t understand how conservative motherfuckers think that they can legislate fashion. I understand indecency, but this is Florida, for Christ’s sake. People GO THERE to walk around mostly naked on the beach.

Five members of Franz's family came to his defense. And THEY got arrested for trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. I’m sure the phrase, “You’ve got to be fucking kidding me” was used at some point during the fracas. Along with, "But we don't even know Ashton Kutcher. How can we get Punk'd?!)

The cops, of course, said they did everything “by the book.” (available at B.Dalton, if you’re interested.)

The Leger family, of course, said they’ll be talking to a lawyer.

Sure hope that after-Christmas sale went well at the Mall. They’re going to be writing a mighty big check.


Anonymous said...

The mall and the police handled the incident exactly the way they should have....The family of con men got what they deserved...there will be no big check with their names on it.

Anonymous said...

WTF ?!!
Im sad George Bush is reading your blog and commenting as "anonymous" Im anonymous damn it and wish it'd been George instead of Benazir.......

hokgardner said...

The problem is not that this happened in Florida, the problem is that it happened in Talahassee, which is the home of Florida A&M, the Florida version of Texas A&M. Plus it's the capital, so you have that kind of stupidity in residence, too.

And I think you're anonymous is related to my anonymous.

hokgardner said...

Did I actually do that?? Did I really write "you're" when I meant "your"? I'm aghast.