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Delivery Man Threatens To Rob Woman Who Didn't Tip Him (Photos)

| by Michael Howard

A "disgruntled" pizza delivery driver in California sent a threatening letter to a customer who neglected to tip him.

The customer, Lauren Ledford, posted portions of the hand-written letter to her Facebook page on July 28. The driver reportedly worked as an independent contractor for Postmates, a food delivery service app.

"Yesterday, I came home to a 4 page letter left on my door from a [Postmates] delivery man," Ledford wrote. "These are the last two pages, and the scariest. I know he is employed by this company because the only pizza delivery I've had to my home in the last 2 months is from [Postmates] and in the first two pages (not pictured here) the man lets me know he was at my home last week delivering pizza."

The letter scolds Ledford for not leaving a tip and includes a robbery threat, as well as an anti-Semitic remark and crude descriptions of the female anatomy.

"So please, next time tip your delivery driver," the driver wrote. "And if it turns out that delivery driver is me again, and you do not tip yet again, I'm probably gonna rob you. 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."

The driver goes on to state that he is "just kinda high" and needs money to "stay toasty."

He makes a few vulgar comments about female body parts and menstruation before signing off with: "OK, end rant."

Ledford wrote that she notified the police as well as the delivery company, but that Postmates had not been in contact with her.

"I am putting this out there only because I want everyone to be aware of the fact that apparently this company doesn't respect a privacy policy and employs people who are openly on drugs, returning to costumers' homes a week later threatening to rob them over a $4 tip, which I thought was included in the outrageous delivery charges that this company tacks on to orders," she explained.

Ledford added: "I am now terrified that this man could show up any day."

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Postmates issued the following statement after Ledford uploaded her post to Facebook:

"Harassment of any kind is not tolerated on the Postmates platform and we are sincerely sorry for this customer's experience. Immediately after being notified of this incident last week we removed the independent contractor from the platform."

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