UPS Driver Throwing Packages Caught on Video [VIDEOS]

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on December 23 2011 9:24 AM
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The UPS driver who flipped the middle finger and threw a package last week all while being caught on video was fired, according to the courier company. Reuters

It's an angry holiday season for couriers delivering packages this year. Just days after a Fed Ex worker was caught on video throwing a package over a fence, a UPS driver was caught red handed giving the finger before throwing a package at a door.

The video, from Dec. 15 around 5 p.m., shows a UPS delivery man carrying a white box from Zappos.com walking up to the door for a special delivery. The man then proceeds to knowingly give the middle finger to a security camera before tossing the package near the door.

The video footage was a broadcast from Fox 5 News, declaring the incident took place in North Port, Long Island. Multiple versions of the video have been uploaded to YouTube and are quickly becoming a viral hit.

According to Fox 5 News, UPS has not made a comment about the video yet because the company reportedly has not seen it.

It's been a bad week for courier companies, as the video of a Fed EX worker throwing a package containing a computer monitor over a fence has reached national attention since it debuted on the Internet on X, garnering over four million views in just a few days.

The recipient, YouTube user gobbie55, said he was home when the delivery was made.

The sad part is that I was home at the time with the front door wide open. All he would have had to do was ring the bell on the gate. Now I have to return my monitor since it is broken, the YouTube user wrote.

The incident prompted a response from Fed Ex, which read:

The situation has now been resolved to the customer's satisfaction, and we are handling the employee according to our disciplinary policies...While we continue to be surprised about the behavior shown, we know this is an aberration and is not reflective of the outstanding FedEx customer service that makes us proud around the world.

The week before Christmas is the peak of the delivery season for holiday package deliveries; UPS said it expects to deliver more than 120 million parcels the week leading up to Christmas, which is up six percent since last year.

 

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