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White UPS Driver Hands Black Man a Noose (Video)

| by Michael Allen

David Mitchell, who is African-American, claims that a white UPS driver recently handed him a makeshift noose during a delivery to an Alpharetta, Ga., company.

Mitchell says the driver, who has acted strangely since they met, actually made the noose right in front of him.

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“He refused to give me the package to deliver and I said, ‘I work here,'” Mitchell told WSBTV (video below). “I go pick up and this is what he made in front of me and handed to me. Signifying a noose. A makeshift noose.”

Mitchell recalling telling a co-worker, “I said, ‘I'm trying to be all right you won't believe what just occurred.’”

UPS would not identify the driver, but did say in a statement: "It is under investigation, and we are taking this very seriously. We have met with the customer, and there is nothing more to share since it's still being investigated."

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According to The Root.com, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is doing their own investigation of the incident, which may be a possible hate crime.

Mitchell claims UPS reassigned the driver to another route, however, he is worried about retaliation as the driver knows where he works.

Sources: The Root.com and WSBTV