Man in women's underwear allowed to fly

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Updated Saturday, Jun 25 at 11:48 PM

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PHOENIX – A college football player was asked to get off a US Airways flight due to his saggy clothing, but there was no issue when a scantily clad man boarded a plane to Phoenix.

Deshon Marman, who plays for the University of New Mexico, was pulled off a plane at San Francisco International Airport last week after US Airways claims he refused to pull up his pants.

He was arrested on suspicion of trespassing after police say he refused to leave the plane on captain's orders.

But just days before that incident, a man wearing women's underwear and high heels had no trouble getting on board a US Airways flight to Phoenix.

It wasn't the cross-dresser's first flight to Phoenix wearing women's clothing. Several passengers snapped photos of the man, whose name has not been released.

When shown pictures of the man, several people at Sky Harbor International Airport felt the attire was inappropriate.

"I would call that indecent exposure, actually," Heather Sisneros said.

"They shouldn't allow it," Jennifer Dake said.

"I've actually seen this guy come down the concourses," Bill Machnick said. I've seen him in the airport numerous times."

A passenger on the man's flight said several people complained, but US Airways told her that if a passenger is not exposing their private parts, they're allowed to fly.

In a statement, US Airways officials said the company does not have a dress code, but "our crew is authorized to use discretion to ensure the comfort and safety of all passengers."

Prosecutors have until July 18 to file charges against Marman.
 

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