The coronavirus pandemic is making many of us more paranoid about germs, and this recent video of an Amazon delivery worker isn’t helping. Footage from a ring camera showed the driver appearing to spit on someone’s package after delivering it.
TMZ first shared the video, explaining that the incident apparently took place Thursday evening at a duplex in the Los Angeles neighborhood Hancock Park. Check out the clip below, but be warned — it’s pretty gross.
Amazon Delivery Worker Spits On Package In Video
In the video, the worker spits into his hand and then appears to smear his saliva on the package, which is out of frame. After that, he takes out his phone and appears to scan the item and take a photo of it for proof of delivery.
TMZ posted an image of the package from the delivery confirmation (below). It clearly shows smear marks on the top of the box. A neighbor of the resident notified Amazon of the incident, and a customer service rep watched the footage.
The rep was reportedly horrified by the video and expressed surprise that it was an older worker and not a young person. The delivery driver was apparently from a third party service and has been reported.
It’s scary to think that this worker could have done this to many other people who weren’t aware of it. Behavior like this is never okay, but it’s especially unacceptable at a time like this when officials are urging us to take precautions to protect each other.
What Did Amazon Have To Say About The Video?
TMZ reports that Amazon is supposed to get back to the people involved by Monday. In the meantime, a spokesperson for the company released a statement about the incident.
“This is clearly not representative of drivers who deliver for Amazon and the care they take for customers around the world every day,” the spokesperson said. “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.”
According to CNN, the Justice Department recently released a memo stating that people who intentionally spread the coronavirus could be charged with terrorism for the “purposeful exposure and infection of others.”