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There -- modern day group they're being compared to Robin Hood and his band of merry men.
They pay it forward by feeding expired parking meters for strangers.
Some are calling this a good -- that the city of -- New Hampshire does not think so James Cleveland as a member of the group called free keen.
They're behind the meter feeding and they are now being sued by this city James thanks for -- -- -- thank -- it's great to be on OK great to talk to you so you feed it be expired meters of strangers why do you do that.
Well that you know it is a very nice thing to do.
And me personally I don't feel that the -- parking your vehicle should be a crime I don't think it harms anyone to.
And I can kind of understand enforcing parking during peak hours but to me it's outrageous when they are writing tickets.
And there are are so many empty spots available -- -- this policy.
And so to me actions speak a lot louder than words so instead of going just the City Council meeting which I have done is -- spoke does speak to them.
OK so -- -- I'd rather go out in the streets.
And -- the -- -- I just -- -- quickly show our exact viewers how much you had saved.
You -- you plugged in.
Five dollars -- ticket to 4000 vehicles and you've saved drivers 20000.
Dollars in total.
Yeah and that's a very conservative estimate it may in fact be.
A little higher than that it's.
Difficult to tell but I would say conservatively 4000 is a very good number.
Okay now the -- -- does it like what you're doing but how can they call it a crime.
I -- they don't -- a crime and if you read the lawsuit that -- admit that nothing we're doing is illegal.
And that's what they filed a civil case against us instead of a criminal bringing criminal charges against us okay but in addition to what you're doing.
In terms of feeding the meters they also say that you have at times harassed.
The meter maids that you have taunted them.
You've told them wanna you get a different job you've even videotaped them does that cross the line.
I don't believe that -- so personal -- that I've done any of those things I had videotaped him I have talked to him.
But there is a criminal charge for harassment.
And I strongly disagree that we have harassed anyone I think this case is completely unfounded.
And the reason we take video is for our protection.
So that we have an objective record of what transpired.
It's not about the parking enforcers it's about the tickets that they're issuing.
Here's for the city manager had to say in a statement the city does not have an objection to plugging meters.
This is not about money this is more about safety -- also contractual relationship with our employees.
There is a lot of harassing behavior as well they say they want -- to -- fifty feet.
Now away from their meter -- can you do that.
I mean I'm willing to give people personal space however.
If I come up to across walkers something.
The the meter maid.
May approach me and be in my personal space.
I don't wanna be on top of people but I'd only want to save vehicles it would have been ticketed.
That's why don't walk around randomly downtown -- parking meters I only want -- feet meters at the meter person would have walked by.
And then does ticketed.
Yeah well I Jensen than we know -- drivers sure appreciate.
You plugging their meters -- we'll see what happens with the city of -- New Hampshire thanks so much for coming in.
Well thank you and we have overwhelming public support people send us thank you cards I've gotten -- on the street people give us cash and coins it's been very overwhelming public support yeah I can imagine it's a real -- to get a parking tickets -- thanks again.
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