Incredible Laziness: Amazon Delivery Man Chucks Packages Onto Doorstep

Holly Kellum
By Holly Kellum
December 11, 2017USshare
Incredible Laziness: Amazon Delivery Man Chucks Packages Onto Doorstep
An Amazon delivery driver throws a package onto a doorstep in Thornton, Colorado. (Screenshot via KDVR)

An Amazon delivery man in Colorado was caught on camera throwing a package onto someone’s doorstep, and hours later, a similar-looking man throws another one onto the porch of the same home.

The homeowner said he was home that day, and after he saw the first package, which wasn’t even meant for him, tossed carelessly onto his porch he filed a complaint with Amazon.

The next package, which was for him, was thrown onto his porch was from several feet away—prompting another complaint to Amazon. That’s when he learned the delivery man had marked the package “hand delivered.”

“Yesterday actually I had three, I had UPS, FedEx , and Amazon all delivering something, and Amazon was the only one that threw the package,” the Littleton homeowner told Denver-based station KDVR.

Amazon gave the homeowner a $5 gift certificate for the poor service, the station reported.

In a statement to KDVR, Amazon said it holds its delivery drivers to the highest standards.

And this doesn’t seem to be the first time someone has complained about lazy Amazon delivery people this year. In May, two homeowners in southwest Miami-Dade County complained that their packages were thrown onto their doorstep, and one of them reported that the contents of their Amazon order arrived broken.

Home surveillance video shows the woman, who is driving an unmarked car, ringing the doorbell outside the security gate, then immediately throwing the package over the security fence and leaving. In another video, she can be seen simply throwing the packages from her window onto the driveway.

Neighbors to that home didn’t have a security camera installed, but said they got a package of CDs from Amazon that appeared to have also been thrown. Some of the CD cases inside were broken. The package was labeled “lift with care,” according to ABC affiliate WPLG.

Amazon said that delivery woman has since been fired, and gave the homeowner with the surveillance camera a $50 gift certificate.

In July, an Amazon delivery man in Fort Worth, Texas, was caught on camera chucking packages up a driveway like he was skipping stones. Resident Bonnie Morgan posted the video on Facebook, saying this has become a regular occurrence in her neighborhood.

Delivery people for Amazon have also been caught this year urinating, defecating, and stealing packages on homeowners’ doorsteps.

In Everett, Washington, an Amazon delivery man was arrested late November after a home surveillance camera caught him taking a package that a UPS driver had dropped off earlier that day. He even took of photo of the Amazon Prime package he dropped off to prove it had been delivered.

According to Fox affiliate Q13 News, police arrested him on misdemeanor theft.

His prize? A $3-children’s toy.

“I would pay anything to see the look on his face and opened up and found out that it was a baby teether,” Matt Buxton told Q13 News.

In another case in Colorado this November, an Amazon delivery man was caught urinating on a homeowner’s doorstep.

“When I realized it was an Amazon delivery person, I thought, why would you do this on your job?” Aurora homeowner William Washington, who had just moved into the house, told KDVR.

Amazon said it fired the driver.

And possibly the worst package that was left at a house—a woman was caught on camera taking a dump in front of a house in Sacramento County, California, after delivering an Amazon package to it.

An Amazon spokesperson told ABC affiliate KXTV that the driver worked with a delivery service company that it contracts with and that they work with “a number of delivery services throughout the year.”

The spokesperson also said that a manager with the company had come to clean it up, and that the homeowner had been given a gift card as compensation. The homeowner told Fox40 that Amazon assured him that the driver had “been dealt with.”

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