An Amazon driver was caught in a movie that hit a customer. She said she acted in self-defense.
Videos show the worker beating the woman around the face and head, KTVU reported.
The worker was arrested in California and held on $ 1
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An Amazon delivery driver was caught when the camera hit a 67-year-old customer during a dispute over a delayed package in Castro Valley, California, KTVU Fox 2 reported.
The footage shows the driver hitting the woman several times on the face and head. The incident was filmed on a surveillance camera from several angles.
Amazon employee Iztel Ramirez, 21, was arrested on Thursday. KTVU Fox 2 reported that Doug Smith, owner of the elderly woman’s apartment building, said the fight began when she received notice that a package had arrived. But when she went to the lobby to find him, the package was not there.
The woman asked Ramirez about his whereabouts and was told she would receive it soon. After waiting another 15 minutes, the woman questioned Ramirez again, starting a heated argument.
Smith was quoted as saying, “I believe the Amazon driver said something about ‘your white privilege,’ and the tenant told me, ‘You don’t have to worry about that,'” he said, and left.
Amazon did not respond immediately to Insider’s request for comment.
Alameda’s sheriff’s office said the woman may have suffered a broken nose and other visible injuries.
Sheriff Ray Kelly was quoted by KTVU Fox 2 as saying, “We can’t have our delivery drivers or people in the community attack people, punch them in the face.”
Ramirez was arrested on suspicion that the battery had caused serious injuries and abuse to the elderly, the agency said. Her bail is set at $ 100,000.
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