Saggy Pants Shooting

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 2:43pm

Man accused of shooting teenager during argument over sagging pants.

Teens who wear their pants low are thinking twice about doing so along Whiteside Street in Memphis, Tennessee.

"It makes me definitely want to pull my pants up," one teen said Monday.

Kenneth Bonds, 45, is charged with shooting a 17-year-old during an argument last Saturday over the teen's saggy pants.

"You want to do something," said neighbor Cowboy Ward, "but you're not going that far."

Ward does not approve of saggy pants either, but he's never considered violence.

"A clear-minded person wouldn't go that far, to hurt somebody over how they dress," he said.

According to an affidavit, Bonds confronted two teens outside his house by yelling at them to pull their pants up.

He's accused of pulling out a black semi-automatic pistol when they refused and firing several shots.

One of the teens was struck in the buttocks.

The teenager who was shot was taken to hospital, where he was treated and released.

Meanwhile, Bonds was charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

He bonded out of jail Monday afternoon.

Police say Bonds admitted to them to shooting the teen after a heated argument over saggy pants.

Bonds is due in court next week.

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