Not only is this disgusting, but it may actually be criminal. In the midst of a deadly pandemic that is sweeping the country and the entire globe, an Amazon deliveryman was caught on camera spitting on a package and using his hand to smear it around.
With quarantine orders in place, more and more people are relying on delivery services like Amazon to get essential goods brought to their homes. It seems like maybe this guy (and others?) resents all of the extra work. TMZ obtained a video of the vile incident and they’re told it occurred on Thursday evening at a Los Angeles residence.
In the video, you can see the man putting the package down on the porch, then leaning over and spitting on it. Then, he appears to take his hand and smear the spit around, getting the package good and covered in whatever germs he’s spreading around.
When he’s done, he stands up and acts like the grossest thing imaginable right now didn’t just happen. He takes a photo to verify the delivery, then goes on about his merry way, probably to spread more of his germs around to other unwitting Amazon customers.
TMZ sources say that a neighbor of the person whose package was defiled called Amazon and an Amazon customer service rep watched the video footage with them. According to TMZ, the Amazon rep gasped in horror, even expressing shock that the delivery driver was an older gentleman and not a young driver. Hey, ignorance and evil don’t have an age.
According to Amazon’s rep, the delivery driver was from a third-party service and he’s been reported. No word yet on whether or not this guy is still on the job. Amazon has said they’ll get back to the customer who suffered this on Monday. An Amazon spokesperson gave this statement to TMZ.
“This is clearly not representative of drivers who deliver for Amazon and the care they take for customers around the world every day. We are aggressively investigating to understand what may have occurred in this situation. If it truly was a malicious act by the driver, we will be sure he is held accountable, up through and including law enforcement action.”
Federal law enforcement agencies have indicated that people doing this kind of stuff could face terrorism charges. Watch this horrifying video below.