'Robin Hood' Meter Feeders Sued by City

Parking enforcement officers in Keene, N.H., claim a group who helps prevent tickets harassed them.
2:17 | 05/16/13

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To a bizarre battle pitting modern-day robin hoods against officials in keene, new hampshire. The small town is suing the group for putting money in random parking meters before they expire claiming they are harassing police officers. And abc's linsey davis is there. Sam wants to know more about it. Good morning, linsey. Reporter: Good morning, george. This is the crux of theroblem right here. Parking meters. In this part of town a quarter will get you about 30 minutes of parking but there's a group here called the robin hooders and their two cents, people shouldn't have to pay for parking violations but some people say the way they're going about it is simply harassment. What jerusalem. Reporter: As captured by "seinfeld" parking meters are something we've all had issues with but in this new hampshire town, one small group is stepping up. They call it robin hooding. About a half dozen men and women in a town of keene are armed with nickels and dimes helping people avoid parking tickets by feeding the meter. He was actually taking from the team and redistributing it to the taxpayers. Reporter: But not everyone is so appreciative of their actions. Robin hood and five of his merry men have been slapped by a lawsuit by the city claiming they're harassing the parking enforcement officers. They record themselves on camera often within feet of the enforcement officers as they look for expired meters. In a sense we're preventing the state from being able to steal for people. Reporter: The robin hooders say in the last six months alone they've saved 4,000 tickets, which counts on creating $250,000 from parking violations. It's nothing but the city retaliating against them for the lost money. It's a fund separate and distinct. Reporter: Our cameras were rolling as the tension grew in the street. Out here writing tickets where there's tons of empty spots. Reporter: The city says one officer was so stressed by the robin hooders he actually suffered heart palpitations. This battle is far from over. They'll now hash it out in civil court.

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