Imagine waiting in the drive-through line at McDonald's with your family, and seeing people in the car in front of you watching pornography. Seems far fetched, but that scene was all too real Saturday night.
"The passenger was viewing a pornographic video and the car right behind them also got more than an eye full so to speak," Bryan Assistant Police Chief Freddie Komar said.
The car behind the vehicle with the television held a female driver, a 9-year-old girl and a 92-year-old woman. Immediately the driver contacted authorities, and as soon as police arrived on the scene a citation was given.
"A citation itself was written to the driver of the vehicle in reference to the obscene display," Komar said.
The Texas penal code says a person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly displays or distributes obscene material. That could be a photo or drawing that upsets another person.
Bryan Assistant Chief Freddie Komar says police don't run into situations like this very often.
"This was in response to a citizen complaint," Komar said. "There are a lot of things that are in the book that are violations, we're not going to look the other way, but we aren't going to actively look for them. This was one of them."
The driver Thomas Nicholas Godoy was cited in this incident because the DVD player was closest to him. Police also arrested the other two people in the car, one for arrest warrants and the other for possession of marijuana.
As for incidents like this, Komar admits they can be subjective, but says police cite on knowing obscenity when they see it.
The citation Godoy got is a Class C misdemeanors which is similar to a traffic ticket.