An Amazon delivery driver has been caught urinating on a customer's grocery delivery by a security doorbell camera.
A man was expecting a grocery delivery from Amazon last week so when he got a notification on his Ring doorbell security system showing activity at his front door, he didn’t think much of it.
The Rhode Island man, in the US state of New York, briefly looked at the security camera and saw the delivery man unloading packages, he was about to look away when he noticed the delivery driver behaving oddly.
“I was watching, and he was acting strange. So I kept watching,” the man, who wanted to remain anonymous, told local news outlet WLNE.
'He had urinated all over my food'
In the video the delivery driver can be seen placing boxes of drinks on the ground and taking a photo of the delivery, before pacing back and forth. He then looks into the security camera and crouches down.
After he left, the man went to his door to collect his order and noticed there was a wet patch on the ground near his items, thinking it was odd he went back to his security camera and rewatched the delivery.
“I put the volume all the way up and I could hear it,” he said.
“At that point, I realised that he had urinated all over my food.”
The customer posted the video on social media, describing it as “unbelievable” and called Amazon to make a complaint.
He told WLNE that Amazon customer service were initially unhelpful so he called a corporate number where an Amazon representative apologised for the incident.
The e-commerce giant gave him a $100 credit and sent a cleaning crew to their house to sanitise the front door area.
“I’m just totally mind blown about the whole thing,” he said.
“I just don’t know what he was thinking or, if he did just have to go to the bathroom, there were woods right next to my house!”
Man charged with vandalism over incident
The man also called the local police department who were trying to track down the delivery man.
North Kingstown Police told ABC6 a man came forward on Friday (local time) and said he was the one caught on the doorbell camera.
He denied urinating on the packages, however he was charged with one count of vandalism and will appear in court in May.
An Amazon spokesperson told ABC6 the driver on the video was no longer working for them.
“We have very high standards for delivery partners and expect every package to be handled with care. This individual is no longer delivering Amazon packages.”
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