Posted on June 16, 2011

Baggy Pants Cause Plane’s Evacuation, Jail Time

RJ Middleton, NBC (Bay Area), June 16, 2011


Deshon Marman, a 20-year-old football star from San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, was asked to pull up his sagging pajama pants before his U.S. Airways flight home–a flight to take him to his best friend’s funeral. Marman’s friend, David Henderson, was shot and killed on those same Bayview streets.

Marman told his mother (see video) that he at first refused, saying his hands were full. He then went to his seat, where he did pull up his pants, his mother said.

By that time, the pilot had ordered the plane evacuated. He then made a citizen’s arrest, according to the airline.


The passenger refused to comply with instructions, so the captain exercised his right to make a citizen’s arrest after passenger refused to deplane.

The airline also said they do not have a dress code beyond “appropriate, that doesn’t offend passengers.”