Today’s Dumbass: Cell Phone Thief Thwarted By Sagging Pants


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Sagging jeans might not get you arrested by the fashion police, but they apparently might get you arrested by the real police.

Cops apprehended 21-year-old Joel Donaldson of Brooklyn, New York for allegedly stealing a woman’s cell phone. He tried to make his escape on foot, but his baggy pants fell around his ankles and hindered his getaway, according to authorities, who reportedly found him shuffling his way down the street. A witness told the New York Post, “He was zigzagging all over the place, but he couldn’t run because his pants was falling down.”

Maybe belts aren’t your style, but if you’re planning on evading law enforcement, you should probably include one in your wardrobe.

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Neal Stastny (@NealStas) is a comedian and writer in New York.