A delivery man has been fired for spitting on an Amazon package when dropping it off at a home in Los Angeles.
In a recording that surfaced last week, an unknown man in an Amazon delivery uniform appears to spit into his hand and smear it on a package.
Amazon confirmed to The Independent that the individual is no longer delivering Amazon packages.
The video went viral on social media and users are outraged at the delivery driver amid fears of the coronavirus pandemic.
Residents in LA and across the world have been encouraged to pay particular attention to hygiene and observe social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the highly infectious disease.
It was reported that the incident occurred Thursday evening at a residence in Los Angeles.
“This is clearly not representative of drivers who deliver for Amazon and the care they take for customers around the world every day,” an Amazon spokesperson told the Independent.
The incident comes just after a woman coughed on groceries, meats and bakery products in what was described to be a “twisted prank” in a supermarket in a Pennsylvania store.
According to KOMO News the woman has since been charged with felony counts of terrorist threats, threats to use a “biological agent’ and criminal mischief, and misdemeanour counts of criminal attempt to commit retail theft and disorderly conduct.
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