Man who called cops on Ahmaud Arbery: ‘You don’t go jogging wearing saggy pants’

A Georgia man called the cops on slain black jogger Ahmaud Arbery minutes before he was gunned down — saying he was suspicious of Arbery’s “saggy pants,” according to a report.

The unidentified man, who lives in the Brunswick neighborhood where Arbery was killed by two white men on Feb. 23, told the Daily Mail he saw Arbery poking around a construction site about 350 yards from his home and called the police.

“I saw the fella earlier before it happened, and I called the police probably about 10 minutes before it happened,” the man told the outlet. “I didn’t call 911, I called the non-emergency number. I saw him running but he wasn’t running through the neighborhood.”

Asked why he was suspicious, he told Mail: “He wasn’t out for a jog, put it like that … You don’t go jogging wearing saggy pants, saggy shorts.”

Arbery was killed minutes later when Gregory McMichael, a 64-year-old retired cop, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, cut him off in their pickup truck while he jogged through the neighborhood.

Travis McMichael got out of the truck toting a shotgun and got into a struggle with Arbey, shooting him twice at point-blank range.

Video of the encounter surfaced earlier this month and went viral, leading to the arrests of both McMichaels.

Gregory McMichael made a second call to police before the shooting, which he ended abruptly during the encounter with Arbery.

Surveillance footage inside the half-finished home on the block shows a man believed to be Arbery looking through the construction site for nearly three minutes before he leaves.

The owner of the home, Larry English, issued a statement this week distancing himself from the incident and denouncing the McMichaels’ “vigilante response.”

English bought the property in June 2016 for $120,000 and has built much of the house — which is marked with a no trespassing sign, the Mail said.

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