Sacramento mall bans patrons with hoodies, saggy sweat pants

Beginning in November, Arden Fair mall will ban patrons wearing hooded sweat shirts that hide faces and sagging pants that don't hide what they should.

"I've noticed an increasing number of criminal incidents throughout the community where people have been wearing hoods over their heads to block their faces from camera views," said Steve Reed, security and guest services manager at the mall.

He should know.

About a year ago, a store was robbed by a man who concealed his face from the mall's $1.5 million high-tech security camera system by wearing a hooded sweat shirt.

"It's not that people can't wear hoodies in the mall; it's wearing the hoods over the faces," Reed said.

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