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January 24, 2006


Haven't you ever had the urge to forego those uncomfortable pants you have to wear in the winter? Haven't you ever dreamed of going pantsless on the New York City subway? Aren't you glad it was only a dream?

Well, not so for a bunch of brave souls who took part in the fifth annual "No Pants Subway Ride" before eight of them were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

From the waist up, they looked like perfectly normal commuters. But that wasn't good enough for New York police officers.

Eight pranksters who dropped their pants and showed their underwear on the subway were arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and then released.

Improv Everywhere, the group that organised the stunt, said more than 160 riders participated in the fifth annual No Pants Subway Ride before police stepped in.
The founder of Improv Everywhere said that his goal was "to create scenes of chaos and joy in public places around New York." "It was our intent to make people laugh," he said. "We try to give people a great story to tell."

At least eight of them now have a great story.

(via Ace of Spades HQ)