NH Group Sued for Topping-Off Parking Meters
You've been there before...running late to feed the parking meeter outside, then BAM, there's a nice little ticket under your windshield wiper. Meter maids, along with the tow truck drivers they have to call up, have to be among the lowest rungs of society. One group agrees, and in Keene, NH, they have been feeding meters. They are called "Robin Hood and His Merry Men." Their cause is altruistic, their name is somewhat unimaginative, and they're being slapped with a lawsuit for their practices. When topping off a parking meter, the group leaves the following note: "Your meter expired; however, we saved you from the king’s tariffs, Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Please consider paying it forward." Then it lists several charitable groups to which you could make a donation. But local authorities are not amused, and the meter maids (you can call them "parking enforcement officers" all you want) claim that they are being harassed by Robin Hood & Co. and want to establish a 50-foot safety zone. Um, okay. The lawsuit (of which details are sparse) has since been issued and the group has 30 days to respond. What is this world coming to?