The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the man's jeans fell down when he put his hands up, prompting an officer to hoist up the droopy drawers. In the process, the officer found a gun.
The man was later sentenced to five years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm.
On appeal, his attorney argued the gun was found in an illegal search.
But the appeals court determined the officer had hoisted the pants "presumably to conceal rather than to reveal."