Memphis Teen Shot in Butt for Not Pulling Up Pants

No "pants on the ground" for a Memphis man who is accused of shooting a teen in the butt, because he didn't like how his pants were sagging.

Two Whitehaven, Tenn., youths, ages 16 and 17, were on their way to a woman's house Saturday to buy candy at around 7:30 p.m. According to a police report, as they strolled past the home where Kenneth E. Bond (pictured) stood, Bond angrily yelled profanities and ordered them to pull up their pants, demanding that they "do what he told them to do" because he's the adult.

The boys refused, and an argument ensued, with the boys calling the 45-year-old a "fat ass" who needed to "shut up." The boys then went on their way to the candy store without giving Bond a second thought.

Police investigators state that on their way back from the candy store, the youths passed the home again. Bond emerged with a semi-automatic pistol and began firing. The 17-year-old was struck in the buttocks. Reportedly, the bullet exited through the boy's thigh.

The teen was taken to a local hospital, then sent to another for further treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

Bond admitted to police that he had shot at the youths and was booked in to a Shelby County jail. He faces two counts of aggravated assault and was released, after posting a $25,000 bond.

Bond is scheduled to appear in court for an October 11th hearing.

Ruth Manuel-Logan