Owasso store: 'Pull up your pants'

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Updated: 10/04/2013 10:18 pm Published: 10/04/2013 8:28 pm

A Green Country business fed up with customers coming in with baggy pants is telling them to pull up their pants or stay out.

Owasso Pawn posted a sign, "Pull your pants up or stay out. Try to have some decency and respect for others. No one wants to see your underwear. *Does not apply to children under 3 years of age."

"We think it's polite for people to wear a belt nowadays and have manners and I don't have to see their butt crack," said Matt Kerr.

His father owns Owasso Pawn and it all started during a regular coffee morning at a local donut shop.

"Young kids come in and buy their donuts and they are sagging obviously and they got tired of it," said Kerr.

Young children are the exception.

"I have two children and they sag all the time. Their diapers get a little heavy," said Kerr.

While they are serious they think it's humorous, too.

"We are just some good old time boys and here for a good time," said Kerr.

FOX23 News spoke to customers who said they have their support.

"Some of these kids today, if you have to reach down to your ankles, that's ridiculous," said customer Anthony Demonte.

One mother with her child thinks too many kids have their pants hanging to the ground.

Other customers think it's disrespectful to see someone's undergarments.

"They should have their pants up, that's not even right, no one wants to see someone's underwear," said customer Dan Cox.

Some customers think saggy pants should be outlawed.

"Same as sexual battery," said customer Wayne Taylor.

FOX23 News found several cities in the U.S who passed laws against sagging pants. Some hand out fines or require community service if people's pants hang too low.

"It should be a law," said Taylor. "I have a 10-year-old daughter who doesn't want to see any of that. My wife, she just says, 'Oh God.”

One mother who is a customer at Owasso Pawn believes sagging pants should be a sex crime.

"I see people walking around their pants hanging down and I think that's indecent exposure," said Karen Guynn.

FOX23 News also found sagging is considered indecent exposure in Delcambre, La. 

In Oklahoma, it's not a law but customers believe other stores should have similar signs to keep out saggers.

"I think it should be big, put it everywhere," said Demonte.

The manager said since the sign went up they have not had a customer come in with saggy pants.

"As I don't have to see their butt crack. I'm happy," said Kerr.

Kerr said they have copies of the sign at the store for other business owners who have come in wanting a sign for their store.

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Mayor Maynot - 10/7/2013 11:02 AM
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Nerdpooo :-) discriminatory against people (if you can call them that) who can't keep their pants up??? Yer darn right dirty filthy nasty people who run around with their pants purposely saggin and baggin just so i can see their boxers. Don't blame it on the belt. It's the lack of courtesy to others, that you can't keep your pants up. If you're in such special need that a belt won't work then get a charge for a sex offense. Slap yo mama for raising such an idiot.

Nerd Power - 10/6/2013 10:05 PM
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Sorry, but I find this discriminatory. My buttocks is very flat, "thanks mom", and I have a hard time keeping my pants up even with a belt on the tightest setting. Some people just have don't have what it takes to keep pants up, which is a butt.

Mayor Maynot - 10/5/2013 10:56 AM
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Could you consider that a sex offense??

DED666 - 10/5/2013 5:52 AM
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Lets not forget that all the adults that run around with pants sagging so low their pockets are down below their knees.

Mayor Maynot - 10/5/2013 2:21 AM
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Smack their mama she didn't teach em better.
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