Rapper MC Hammer has had his famous baggy pants stolen while having a bath at his local drop-in centre. The "Can't Touch This!", singer was washing his dangly bits when he thought he heard somebody enter and then quickly exit the shower rooms.
When he emerged, he was shocked to find his beloved pants missing.
"Those pants got me through the 80's and 90's, man! They have massive sentimental value.", said Hammer today, "Without them pants I'm just a rapper - with them I'm a cheesy rap icon!"
Because the trouser had no pockets, Hammer couldn't carry a wallet or car keys or cash. He simply relied on the fame of the pants to get him by. He would walk into a fancy restaurant, order, and eat then 'pay' by flashing his pants. This generally worked.
Hammer has been issued with a pair of regular trousers with pockets to tide him over until his own pair are tracked down and returned.
Police have a number of viable leads and are investigating a sighting of the trousers close to the local Clown College in town.