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A New London business is mocking a parking crackdown with special T-shirts

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Nobody likes getting a parking ticket, but folks in New London say police are going overboard and mocking that through clothing.

The city has recently increased parking enforcement, cracking down on drivers who violate the two-hour parking limit on city streets. 

Business and restaurant owners say customers are setting alarms on their cell phones and bolting out onto the streets to avoid getting tickets.

That's why Hanafin's Irish Pub has started selling T-shirts in protest, the Day of New London reports. The shirts read "The Chalkman Cometh," and bear what looks like a ticket issued downtown.  The parking patrol is referred to as the chalkmen because they chalk tires of cars to keep track of potential violators, according to The Day of New London.

The pub's owner tells The Day the $15 shirts have been selling quickly, with most going to the lunchtime crowd who are often the victims of the increased parking patrols.

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