A McDonald's diner was left fuming after 'turning around' to eat a McMuffin saw him slapped with a £100 parking fine.
Kevin Bennett says he had parked up to tuck into his double sausage and egg McMuffin from the fast-food giant's Trent Vale branch for less than five minutes.
But the sales manager fell foul of the authorities when he turned around on hatched yellow markings on a service road outside the restaurant, reports StokeOnTrentLive.
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The determined 53-year-old from Newcastle-under-Lyme has now called in lawyers hellbent on having the fine, issued at Springfield Retail Park, overturned.
Kevin told StokeOnTrentLive: “This is a retail park. Every man and his dog parks there. I turned into the area after exiting the drive-thru and then parked opposite Halfords for five minutes, just minding my own business.
“I bit into my double sausage and egg McMuffin and then got a call to say my dad was ready to be picked up and I had to go off again.
“I was in the car for less than five minutes. I wasn’t blocking any entrance. It seems very pitiful and unfair – no obstruction or anything. I’ve spoken to independent solicitors about this."
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He added: “I’ve been driving for many years, I’m quite clued up on the Highway Code. It’s a retail park, and I know it very well, but I’ve been punished out of the area by someone who doesn’t know the area. Do me a favour.
“I’m not giving up. If I'd parked on double-yellow lines then more fool me. They’re fining people knowing they’ll just pay it. It can’t just be me.”
The parking company at the centre of the row has been approached by the Daily Star for a comment.
The area where Kevin landed his fine is not the responsibility of McDonald's, a spokesperson told StokeOnTrentLive.
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