Amazon Delivery Driver Caught Spitting on Package - WATCH
Vile video surfaces amid coronavirus pandemic
An Amazon delivery driver reportedly spat into his hand and wiped it on a package he was delivering it to an address in California.
The news comes as the US battles the deadly coronavirus.
After the recipient noticed something was wrong with the package, they checked their security camera footage.
The victims noticed their package was wet and at first suspected a dog had urinated on it, Fox 11 reported at the time.
But it wasn't until they checked the video from their Ring doorbell camera they saw a deliveryman spit on his hand and wipe it on the box.
The incident happened in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The package recipient, Marcus Martinez, posted the video to Twitter, The New York Post reported.
But the tweet has since been deleted.
A gray-haired man with glasses dressed in a short-sleeved Amazon shirt can be seen spitting into his palm and wipe vigorously on the box before scanning the label and taking a picture of its arrival.
A spokesperson for Amazon has since stated the driver is no longer delivering packages.
“If it truly was a malicious act by the driver, we will be sure he is held accountable, up through and including law enforcement action,” the spokesperson said.
The news comes as more than 115,000 coronavirus cases in the US have been confirmed since Saturday evening.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging people to practice social distancing and careful hygiene to fight the spread.
And as a result, state governors have ordered retail stores and other “nonessential” businesses closed in many states, and some Americans are turning to online shopping.
Last week, Amazon confirmed its first case of coronavirus in one of the company's U.S. warehouses.
On Wednesday, a text message was sent to workers at a warehouse in Queens, New York, the Atlantic reported:
“We’re writing to let you know that a positive case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) was found at our facility today."
Amazon's hourly warehouse employees make up a large portion of Amazon’s 600,000-strong workforce in the US.