We have been following jurisdictions which have moved to outlaw baggy and low-riding pants (here). The problem is that, if wearing baggy pants is criminal, only criminals will have baggy pants. A story out of New York indicates that police may not want to see the style outlawed after all – as a criminal fighting tool. Hector Quinones entered a New York apartment on a killing spree, only to fall to his own death when he tripped over his baggy pants.
Quinones was a career criminal who went to the Upper West side and burst into an apartment — shooting Carlos Rodriguez Jr., 24, and his father Carlos Rodriguez Sr., 52. He then repeatedly stabbed grandfather Fernando Gonzalez, 87. When the elder Rodriguez’s wife, Gisela Rodriguez, 49, and adult daughter Leyanis, 28 walked in, Quinones, 44, shoot and wounded the wife and chased the girl — only to trip on his baggy pants.
The daughter made it to the fire escape to scream for help to nearby construction workers.
Quinones fled and ditched the .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol loaded with hollow-point bullets. He ran to another fire escape and again tripped — falling three stories to his death.
Before he died for style, Quinones had 14 prior arrests for offenses that include manslaughter, assault, drugs and robbery. He met Rodriguez Sr. in prison. A significant amount of cash was found in the apartment.
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