A woman who didn’t tip a pizza delivery man allegedly received a ‘terrifying’ letter in response.
Lauren Ledford, from Hermosa Beach, California, says she ordered a pizza from the US Postmates app, ate it, thinking everything was fine, and then found the note on her front door six days later.
In the US, tipping is different – it’s common practice to tip everyone. In bars, people often tip with every beer. But Lauren was confused by how Postmates works.
It appears that Lauren wasn’t aware that her delivery charge added to her order didn’t go directly to the man who served her. So perhaps she thought he was covered.
Either way, the delivery driver thought he’d been short-changed, and it prompted him to write an angry letter. Lauren shared it online. It’s four pages of name-calling and threats. Lauren posted it to Instagram and Facebook.
“Please next time, tip your delivery driver. And if it turns out that delivery driver is me again, and you do not tip yet again, I’m probably going to rob you,” the man writes.
“I’m only joking, but not really. Don’t risk it though. Who knows what a disgruntled delivery driver who can’t afford to eat that day is capable of.”
Ledford reported the man to Postmates customer service, Munchies reports. The team apparently took 24 hours to respond to Lauren’s concerns.
She also gave the letter to the Redondo Beach Police Department. If the writer is caught, he could face criminal charges. Lauren also said that Postmates would not give her the driver’s full name. She wanted to file a restraining order against him. Reasonable.
“It’s really scary knowing that they have suddenly cut this man’s income off and will not help to ensure my protection from this psycho,” she added.
“Harassment of any kind is not tolerated on the Postmates platform and we are sincerely sorry for this customer’s experience,” Postmates said in a statement to Munchies . “Immediately after being notified of this incident last week we removed the independent contractor from the platform.”