Baggy Pants Save Teen from Alligator Attack, but Politicians are Trying to Ban Them in Schools
WFTS reports that Williams was taking a shortcut home from his job on Monday when he heard a noise and turned around to see a six- to seven-foot alligator.
"I heard the hiss and then I looked down and I seen the alligator on the ground," Williams told the station. "I ran. I didn't look back."
The gator's jaw did manage to take a bite out of his baggy pants though.
His mother tells the station the extra fabric might have saved his life.
"That was the advantage of wearing baggy pants that day," Tanita Murray tells the station. "It's dangerous. If a toddler had been standing there, it (the alligator) would have bit his neck or head."
Coincidentally, a law banning students from wearing baggy and sagging pants to school will likely become law after this session. Though, the bill is more concerned with exposed underwear than the actual width of the pant legs.
Somehow, though, one Republican politician managed to paint the law as "pro-family, pro-education, pro-jobs."
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