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September 11, 2006
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Baggy pants thwart Calif. man's escape

The Associated Press
SALINAS, CA- Police in California say a fleet-footed suspect's escape attempt was foiled when the man's baggy pants fell to his ankles and tripped him up.

The California Highway Patrol said 37-year-old Johnny Camel tried to run from police after a traffic stop in Salinas, California, Friday. But police said Camel was wearing jeans that were about four sizes too big.

Police said Camel also wasn't wearing underwear under the loose jeans.

The CHP said an increasing number of foot pursuits are ending quickly because suspects can't run and hold their pants up at the same time.

Police said Camel is on parole after a recent release from prison. A conviction for resisting arrest could send him back to jail.

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