Reporting Diana Rocco
By Diana Rocco
WILDWOOD, N.J., (CBS) – Saggy pants maybe in style for some, but it’s not the rage in one Jersey Shore town.
Starting Tuesday, that “look” is going to cost you if you’re caught on Wildwood’s boardwalk.
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“I actually like that they banned it,” said Handan Palmer. “I don’t think the government should have control over what we wear, however, I don’t want to see people’s underwear.”
The first big weekend of summer is in full swing, and so are the rides at Wildwood. Families are out walking the boardwalk. It may be hot in the city, but not here.
“It’s great. This is perfect weather, it’s hot during the day and cool at night,” said Mike McKenney.
Also in effect is the new ban on saggy pants.
“We saw some short shorts, but no saggy pants yet,” said Maggie McKenney.
No ban on short shorts just yet, but pants may only be three inches below the waist. Shirts and shoes are a must after 8 p.m. Police are patrolling the boardwalk, handing out warnings to violators.
“We haven’t seen anything yet, hopefully the ban will work,” said one beachgoer.
Now that pants are up and shirts are on, many are enjoying a Jersey Shore summer filled with games, rides and food.
Police say they will be walking the boardwalk using their discretion, but saggy pants could get you a $200 fine or 40 hours of community service.