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Comic under fire for ‘snakes in a cab’ prank

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The city is probing a comedian who has been using a taxi to terrify passengers for a YouTube hidden-camera video called “Snakes in a Cab.”
Jimmy Failla, who holds a taxi license, picks up passengers, pokes a live python at them and records their horrified reactions.

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Watch These New Yorkers Freak The Hell Out When They Find A Snake In Their Taxi!

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Here at Maxim, we know from scaring the crap out of unsuspecting passengers in a cab. This past Halloween, Nissan was kind enough to let us borrow the all-new “Taxi of Tomorrow,” and this is what we chose to do with it. Real mature, right?

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‘Snakes in a Cab’ Prankster Taxi Commission Can Take My License I’m Bigger Than a Cabbie Now

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A NYC cabbie who pranked passengers with a live snake — and posted their reactions to YouTube — doesn’t give two craps if the Taxi and Limousine Commission yanks his license … he tells TMZ, he’s on to much bigger things now.

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Cabbie Could Lose His License for Pranking Passengers With a Python

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New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission has had it with these motherfucking snakes in its motherfucking cabs. A YouTube prankster could lose his hack license after freaking out passengers with a rented python.

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New York Post

Wow. Opening page of Today’s NY Post. This is starting to get silly.

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Cabbie ‘pranks’ New Yorkers with live, 14-foot Burmese python

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – This cabbie thought a real-life “Snakes on a Plane” video shot in the back of his taxi would be the perfect prank.

Jimmy Failla, who is apparently also an author, let his 14-foot Burmese python loose in his car and filmed the panicked reactions of New Yorkers trapped in the backseat with the deadly snake.

Failla’s book publicist told Gothamist.com that the video was real and not a hoax, and that he claims he “got releases from everyone afterward.”