Why This Delivery Driver Destroyed An Elderly Couple’s Groceries Is Absolutely Insane….
Most people used to admire first responders who fought to keep their communities safe, but that has changed recently. While not all first responders were faultless, there was generally an appreciation for the challenging and crucial work they undertook.
Sadly, inaccuracies about institutional racism have undermined that regard in recent times. Some liberals have even alleged that law enforcement supporters are racist.
One awake delivery driver in Blaine, Minnesota seems to think along those lines.
An elderly Minnesota couple who used the Instacart delivery service to get groceries from their neighborhood Cub Foods grocery got a message when the delivery driver "Tara" arrived at their house. They glanced out and saw a car rocking back and forth in their driveway. The two hurried outside because they thought the automobile was trapped in the snow. They quickly comprehended what had happened when they got to the car.
An angry female delivery worker confronted the couple as soon as they went outside, yelling at them to check inside the wreath that was hanging on their front door. The woman then drove back and forth in their driveway once more before accelerating out of there. The couple turned to their wreath in confusion.
The couple reportedly discovered an explicit note written on the grocery receipt, according to WCCO. "Instacart doesn't pay employees, Sry find another slave. F— the racist police pigs.”
The couple reported to the police that they saw the woman repeatedly drive her car forward and backward in the driveway. The couple claimed they discovered she had run over their food when she eventually departed.
Police Chief Brian Podany of Blaine, Minnesota, stated that he thinks the driver's animosity was caused by a pro-police sign in the couple's front yard.
"We’ve seen things with signs in the past, but something this brazen is really unfortunate and really uncalled for,” he said. “We’re in law enforcement, we get not everybody likes us, we understand that, but don’t take that out on innocent people out there, especially people who are trying to contribute to this person’s livelihood.”
Detectives located the driver, a 36-year-old Coon Rapids woman, who Chief Podany told reporters would not cooperate with the police. She could be sentenced to up to 90 days in jail for misdemeanor charges of disruptive behavior and criminal damage to property.
The elderly couple, according to a family friend, had a particularly challenging year due to financial difficulties and medical issues. The delivery woman is unaware of how damaging her acts were, as stated in her letter.
“Tara probably doesn’t know how carefully those $50 in groceries were budgeted for. Or how devastating the recent medical diagnosis has been. Or how scared and vulnerable her vile act of hatred made them feel. Supporting law enforcement doesn’t make you racist. And it absolutely doesn’t give anyone the right to destroy your things or shatter your sense of safety,” she wrote.
The driver's actions have been denounced by Instacart, who has guaranteed that she would never again provide delivery services.
“We’re appalled by the unacceptable actions of this shopper, who has been removed from the Instacart platform as a result,” the company said in a statement. “We’ve been in direct contact with the customers to refund their order and provide additional resources. We’ll continue to provide support to the impacted customers and will also work directly with local law enforcement on any investigations into this matter.”