2011-08-19 / Letters

Unjust Behavior

Dear Editor,

Today I visited the McDonald’s on Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway and was truly disappointed at what I witnessed.

There were tow trucks there towing cars of people in the McDonald’s parking lot. Some of these people were actually in the restaurant having their lunch. One in particular stood out from the rest. It was a truck from WIN (Women In Need) who had brought a family to McDonald’s to have lunch. I watched the family in the restaurant while I was placing my order. It was not as if the van was parked as its occupants went off to run errands. After the women argued with the tow truck driver that the children were still in Mc- Donald’s having lunch, the tow truck driver stated he would need $100 to take the WIN van off the tow truck. All this as a police officer sat parked nearby watching in her scooter.

In my eyes, the driver’s behavior was criminal to even ask for $100 to remove the van from the tow truck. And vehicles should not be removed during lunch time unless the vehicle was there for a long period of time already. I have been known to volunteer to get lunch for several people at a time, some may want McDonald’s while others want the Chinese food directly across from McDonald’s. To return to McDonald’s to find my vehicle being towed would anger me. No telling how many others have gone through the same. I will not patronize this McDonald’s after this or any other establishment participating in the same unjust behavior.

DAWN MACKLIN

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