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Businesses get bold to protect parking spaces during State Fair

Posted October 19, 2012 11:33 p.m. EDT
Updated October 20, 2012 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Carmike Blue Ridge Cinemas in Raleigh is taking bold steps to keep North Carolina State Fairgoers from parking in spots reserved for its customers.

It's having tow trucks haul away vehicles of drivers who aren't there to see a movie.

A spokesperson for the theater, on Blue Ridge Road, about a mile from the fairgrounds says fairgoers regularly take spots meant for paying customers.

But some moviegoers say they are also being towed.

Keith Jones said he parked in the lot also, but that he did go to see a movie.

"We came into the move theater, we paid for our ticket and went to go see 'Ted.' We came out, and our car was towed," he said.

Jones says the car was returned back to him.

A spokesperson for the theater says customer service is important to them and that anyone with parking concerns can speak to a manager for help.