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Poor parking treatment won't be forgotten

On Saturday evening, June 20, we left Kokomo’s in Old Lyme. We had a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience celebrating my wife’s retirement.

Low and behold we discovered our vehicle on a flatbed ready to be towed away. We had gone past the 6:30 p.m. limit by 15 minutes. The time was posted on a sign in the parking lot, but we paid for two hours which ended at 6:50 p.m. and we assumed we would be allowed the time we paid for. We arrived back at the car before our two hour time expired expecting to get into our car and drive home; not find it on the back of a flatbed.

We were allowed to redeem our vehicle for $100 plus in cash. The tow truck never left the parking lot. An additional “thank you” from the Town of Old Lyme was in the form of a $50 ticket attached to the windshield.

Every town in Connecticut depends on tax dollars generated by commerce and property tax. This action undermines the collection of said taxes as we do not intend to spend any money in Old Lyme or any other town that treats us so poorly and disrespectfully.

David Houde




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