Avast! Court says hoisting ye trouser be not illegal search

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - September 15, 2010

The Minnesota Court of Appeals' proclaimation came after a drug suspect be pinched by St. Paul police officers.

The swab's jeans fell 'bout his ankles when he be puttin' up his hands up, so a scalwag officer hoisted up the droopy drawers. That's when the swab's booty of an illegal sidearm fell out his scuppers.

The suspect got 5 years in the stockade for illegally possessing a firearm.

His attorney argued the sidearm was found in an illegal search.

But the appeals court be thinking the the officer hoisted the pantaloons "presumably to conceal rather than to reveal."

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