Delivery driver films standoff with gated community residents

A delivery driver has filmed a lengthy standoff with residents of a gated community in Oklahoma City who demanded to know why he was there and blocked him from leaving.

Travis Miller, described in local reports as a furniture and home appliance delivery driver, streamed the incident to Facebook Live in May 11.

He said his truck was stopped on a private road in the Ashford Hills neighbourhood by a man who identified himself as David Stewart, president of the local homeowners’ association.

“This is who I’m dealing with,” Mr Miller says, as he pans the camera to show Mr Stewart. 

“Move out the way, sir,” he adds.

Video captures residents of the gated community (left) blocking delivery driver Travis Miller's truck (centre) as he tries to do his job. Source: Storyful

The man who identified himself as Stewart had parked his SUV in the way of Mr Miller’s truck, said he called the police, and wouldn’t move as he demanded Mr Miller explain what he was doing there.

Mr Miller tells the man he does not have the right to interrogate him, and accuses him of acting like law enforcement. 

At one point Mr Stewart is joined by another resident, who makes similar demands. 

“Show me your badge,” Mr Miller says.

“All you have to do is tell me where you’re going,” Mr Stewart says.

“I don’t have to tell you sh*t,” Mr Miller responds.

Mr Stewart eventually speaks to another man who Mr Miller identifies as the person he delivered to.

The situation is defused, but Mr Miller says he isn’t sure if he should leave the scene immediately in case the police arrive. Ultimately, he drives away.

— Storyful

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