Video Of UPS Worker Damaging Packages Goes Viral (Video)

| by Karin Sun
UPS Employee Damaging Packages.UPS Employee Damaging Packages.

A UPS delivery worker was caught on video (below) throwing and kicking dozens of packages at a stop in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The incident occurred on Dec. 16 in Waikiki, on the island of Oahu. Video footage of the event shows the seemingly enraged UPS worker throwing packages out of the back of his parked delivery truck onto the ground. He then gets out of the truck and starts tossing and kicking the packages around while bystanders laugh.

Construction workers who witnessed the incident made a video recording and posted it online, where it has now gone viral, Hawaii News Now reports.

A copy of the video on YouTube, posted in two parts, has received more than 70,000 combined views as of Dec. 18. The video appears to have since been taken down by the original poster.

On the same day the video was filmed and posted on the Internet, managers at UPS headquarters saw the video and addressed the incident with the worker in question.

When contacted by KHON-TV, UPS released the following statement:

"This is not how we train our drivers. UPS emphasizes delivery care and safety for placement of packages in vehicles and handling, despite a busy day and increased volume at this time of year. We identified the driver, took corrective action and have been engaged with the customer at this delivery location. We would not discuss specific individual personnel matters."

A spokeswoman for UPS corporate did not say whether the employee in question was fired or suspended, but she did emphasize that his actions were not typical of the company's workers.

The construction workers who shot the video said the UPS worker became frustrated when he had difficulty maneuvering the truck into the loading zone, and he took out his anger on the cargo.

The worker was making deliveries in the "Luxury Row" area of Waikiki, where many high-end retailers including Chanel, Gucci and Hugo Boss have stores, according to Hawaii News Now.

It is not clear what the packages contained or how much damage was done. 

Sources: Hawaii News Now, KHON-TV  / Photo credit: Screenshot via KHON-TV