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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The St. Louis Taxicab Commission may ban the playing of videos in cabs after a woman complained she was confronted with the sight of a pornographic movie flickering in the cab in front of her.

“The cab had a drop down television screen that was playing pornography. So my concern is, well first of all I didn’t really want to see it, but then I started thinking ‘what if I had a child in the car with me?” says the woman who asked to be identified as “Renee.”

Renee was at 4th and Market around 11 p.m. June 1 when the Harris cab in front of her had a porn film playing of three naked women touching themselves on a flip-down screen for the passenger, according to the woman.

“I just can’t imagine how I would explain that to a child in the vehicle,” Renee says.

When given the cab number, Harris Cab says it investigated and found it was a “music video,” not porn, something it says it doesn’t permit.

The Chairman of the Taxicab Commission Lou Hamilton says there’s nothing in the taxi cab code on pornographic movies but he thinks they might be in violation of the general rules for good behavior and conduct.

Hamilton says the commission is “probably going to ban videos in the cabs anyway.”

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