Sagging Pants (2009)
Fashion is kind of the ultimate fad, but usually your clothes won’t kill you. The sagging pants craze originated in urban communities in the early 2000s. It’s believed that it’s an adaptation of a look from prison, where you’re not allowed to have a belt, but it quickly evolved into a signifier of a certain kind of thug lifestyle. They might want to switch to skinny jeans, though, as the tale of Hector Quinones illustrates. In 2009, New York native Hector murdered and robbed a family on the Upper West Side. While chasing down the one survivor, the villain tripped over his saggy pants and fell off a fire escape three stories to his death.