Camera catches Amazon delivery driver peeing on grocery order
Rhode Island man was mortified after checking his doorbell camera
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – A Rhode Island man watched his doorbell camera footage in horror last Friday, as an Amazon delivery driver appears to have urinated on the grocery order that he’d just dropped off.
The delivery starts out like any other delivery, with the driver dropping off cases of seltzer water that the customer had ordered from Whole Foods through Amazon Prime.
The customer, who asked to remain anonymous, received a notification from his Ring doorbell camera when the delivery driver approached his front door. “I was watching and he was acting strange. So I kept watching,” he said.
The driver appears to go back and forth in front of the door a few times. The customer says he continued watching the man from his phone.
“I didn’t know what he did until I looked outside and saw the wet spot there on the ground,” he said. “Then I went back inside and re-watched the video. And I put the volume all the way up and I could hear it.”
The delivery driver appears to be aware that a video recording is being captured by the Ring doorbell camera, so he crouches down to relieve himself.
“At that point, I realized that he had urinated all over my food,” said the customer.
He says he immediately called Amazon customer service, which was largely unhelpful, but when he called a corporate number, an Amazon representative apologized profusely and sent a cleaning crew to the house to clean their front walk. He also received a $100 credit in his Amazon account Wednesday morning.
“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!”
The customer also told ABC 6 Providence that he contacted North Kingstown Police and they have been trying to locate the driver.
He says the whole ordeal is especially unnerving given how often people are ordering online nowadays.
“I’m extremely happy that I had the Ring doorbell because if we didn’t then we would be drinking those seltzers right now,” he said. “It’s disgusting to think about.”
In a statement, Amazon spokesperson Branden B said, “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.”