A Birmingham cab firm has been accused of banning an overweight couple from their cars - after the 36-stone boyfriend reportedly broke the suspension on two different vehicles.
Hodge Hill pair Marcus Edwards and Taylor Faulkner - who tip the scales at a combined 55 stone - claimed they were being discriminated against because of their size.
Marcus, aged 29, and Taylor, 26, said they used the Ward End-based Centrex Cars up to four times a day to vist his mum a mile away, reports the Mirror.
But on Tuesday, when the pair attempted to book a cab, they claimed they were told they had been banned after Marcus damaged two cabs due to his weight.
The firm reportedly denied they were banned but a spokesperson was said to have admitted it had no vehicles big enough.
Marcus is registered obese, has cellulitis in his legs, body fluid problems, and has blood clots in his lungs and heart.
He told the Sun: "I am obese because of my medical problems but this is discrimination against larger people like me, pure and simple.
"I don't believe I have knackered two cars' suspensions but I think they just don't want a person of my size around them.
"They should realise I suffer from a disease called obesity. After all the money we have spent with them they should be ashamed."
Nineteen-stone Taylor added: "I was flabbergasted (when told they'd been banned) and told him he must be joking. But he was adamant and told us to use another cab company in future.
"We are both angry and upset with their attitude. We think they are persecuting us because we are overweight. But we can't help it."
A spokesman for Centrex Cars reportedly told MailOnline the couple had not been banned, but they did not have any cars big enough to accommodate Marcus.
However, the spokesman did admit a cab driver complained about a problem with a car's suspension.
The firm told BirminghamLive no-one was available to make a statement until Friday.