The Chronicle obtained video from a passenger sitting next to 20-year-old Deshon Marman as he argued with the pilot and a police officer on a US Airways flight before take-off. Police said a crewmember had asked Marman to pull up his pants, which reportedly were hanging low enough to reveal his underwear, and Marman refused. Marman was removed from the plane and taken into custody. The San Mateo District Attorney’s office is still considering whether to file charges. Possible charges include battery, resisting arrest, and trespassing.

And KGO has talked to Marman himself about the incident:

Videos: Watch the Sagging Pants Plane Incident; Deshon Marman Interview 23 June,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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