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'Little old ladies' upset after cars towed from Burger King parking lot
Signs are posted at the Burger King parking lot on Hooksett Road in Manchester. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
About once a month, the 14 hire a limousine-van for a trip into Boston, where they visit the Museum of Fine Arts and hear the Boston Symphony. Goulet said she and her friends rendezvous at the Hooksett Road Burger King; some in the group have been doing so for at least two decades.
"Burger King should have put post-its under the windshield wipers (saying) don't do it again. They couldn't have been oblivious to the fact we've been doing this all these years," said Goulet, who is 78. "I think it was a dirty trick."
However, the towing company owner said Burger King started cracking down on the parking lot because of teenagers who drive recklessly through the lot and litter. Kris Hobbs of Bentley's Towing said the manager called him Friday and told him to tow cars that had been there all day.
"I felt horrible when they all showed up. They were sweet little old ladies," he said. He said he reduced the tow charges from $165 to $100.
"All of us together, we can joke or laugh. But any of us by ourselves, it would have been a disaster," she said.
She said everyone parks far away from the doors.
"We look like we're customers," Goulet said. "We thought we were doing Burger King a favor; their parking lot is never full."
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