​UPS Worker Kicks Expensive Package Out Door

Author: Kara GilmourBy:
Staff Reporter
Oct. 31, 2014

A UPS worker kicks an expensive package containing $12,000 worth of merchandise out of the door of a New York business this week.

The worker was caught on CCTV cameras as the unidentified employee can be seen rolling the large box out the reception area, according to The Inquisitr. Ray Martel, who is the owner of East Hills Instruments, said he was surprised to see the video footage. The UPS box contained a fragile $12,000 pressure gauge, used to measure flow inside pipelines.

“This guy just basically threw the thing out the door … If he needed help, he could have just asked.”

After the UPS worker kicks the expensive package, his receptionist suggested that he watch its poor handling on tape after she witnessed the incident firsthand. Martel was sending the instrument back to a client. It’s not known if the client complained about the package handling.

UPS issued an apology on hearing about the problem, noting that all of its “drivers are trained to handle every package with care,” according to The Spreadit.

“This is a part of the overall emphasis we place on providing excellent service to our customers. UPS does not condone this specific driver’s behavior.”

UPS said the case is being investigated and corrective action will be taken against the deliveryman. It is not known if he caused any damage to the delicate instrument, notes News 12 Long Island.

While this UPS worker kicks an expensive package, he’s not the only one in hot water this week. Another is accused of stealing a package containing a $160,000 diamond and trading the valuable jewel for $20 worth of marijuana. The UPS worker was unloading a plane in the cargo section of Sky Harbor Airport when he stuffed a package under his shirt.

Walter Earl Morrison, 20, thought the package contained cash but instead he found a diamond. The stolen diamond was recovered and delivered to the intended customer, a UPS spokesperson said. House of Diamonds owner Brent Taubman said the stone is valuable.

“Any single stone over $100,000 is an expensive stone.”

While this isn’t a UPS worker who kicks an expensive package, the company did fire Morrison and authorities charged him with felony theft. UPS has stepped up its surveillance on employees during the past couple of years.

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