NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — People said their community’s sense of innocence was compromised Wednesday when a man projected an adult film onto his garage for the entire neighborhood to watch.
"That’s not the reputation we would want to have, having pornography being displayed on a garage door,” one neighbor told 13News Now.
Newport News Police said 41-year-old Antonio Smallwood showed an adult movie on the garage door of a house on 79th street around 7 p.m.
"Very disappointing and very unbelievable that somebody would be that bold to show something like that, openly, in a family neighborhood with kids playing around,” said Marquita White.
White is one of several parents growing with rage.
"My younger one isn’t even in the idea of being talked to about those kinds of things. The fact that she could see it and not even understand what’s happening,” said another parent.
Smallwood faces charges of Obscene Sexual Display and Obstruction of Justice without Force or Threats.
Parents who saw the movie with their own eyes said no doubt it was a professional porno. As the actors screamed, the parents also screamed for their children to run inside.
"They don’t see things like that. So to see something like that in the neighborhood, that is definitely not anything that should be shown,” said White.
As for White’s 12-year-old daughter Amore, she was not outside at the time, and she is thankful for that.
"That would have been nasty and I would have told my mom to call 911," said Amore. “No one should have that on their garage door, if they want to watch that, they should watch that inside."