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20-year-old Deshon Marman of San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood is behind bars after refusing to pull up his pants at San Francisco International Airport. The University of New Mexico football player was back in the bay area to attend a friend's funeral. NBC Bay Area's Cheryl Hurd reports.
UPDATE: The police have issued a statement relaying their version of the events that led to Deshon Marman to be arrested after a pilot performed a citizen's arrest. Click here for the video.
Can a baggy-pants fashion trend land you in jail and clear a plane before takeoff? It can in San Francisco International Airport.
Deshon Marman, a 20-year-old football star from San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood, was asked to pull up his sagging pajama pants before his U.S. Airways flight home -- a flight to take him to his best friend's funeral. Marman's friend, David Henderson, was shot and killed on those same Bayview streets.
Marman told his mother (see video) that he at first refused, saying his hands were full. He then went to his seat, where he did pull up his pants, his mother said.
By that time, the pilot had ordered the plane evacuated. He then made a citizen's arrest, according to the airline.
Marman, a standout player at the University of New Mexico, was charged with trespassing, battery and resisting arrest. He's being held in a San Mateo County jail in Redwood City.
"He's a big, tall, light-skinned black boy with dreadlocks. Gets on the plane with baggy pants. Right there you're stereotyped," Marman's mother, Donna Doyle, said.
The airline released a statement about the events:
The passenger refused to comply with instructions, so the captain exercised his right to make a citizen's arrest after passenger refused to deplane.
The airline also said they do not have a dress code beyond "appropriate, that doesn't offend passengers."
Doyle would like her son's record expunged and be given an apology.