Not so merry: Giving Robin Hood a bad name
A group of Free Keene activists have been "Robin Hooding" in the city, feeding coins into people's expired parking meters so they will not get a ticket. Alas, what might have been a welcoming gesture to residents and visitors has become a tale of harassment and incivility.
Video posted on the Free Keene website shows a meter reader being shouted at as she issues a ticket. She says, "I'm just doing my job," and someone responds by yelling at her, saying she is stealing. The same video shows at least four people surrounding a meter reader and following her with video cameras, most of the circling crowd within arm's reach. Robin Hood's men were supposed to be merry, not uncivil and rude.