Friday, March 25, 2011

Security Cameras Catch Surprising UPS Deliveries

UPS DeliveryWhenever I hear about delivery men throwing or abusing packages, I immediately think of the opening scene in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective where Jim Carrey throws, kicks, punts and does anything else you could imagine to a package he is delivering. I used to think that this was a gross exaggeration of how people think companies like UPS and FedEx handle our mail. I was wrong.

A man in California knew that he would not be home on the day he was expected to receive a package from UPS. So, in order to ensure that he got his package that day, he left a note for the driver saying that he should leave the package on his neighbor's porch instead. What the man did not expect was the the UPS driver's definition of deliver meant hurling the package over the customer's fence onto the neighbor's porch ten to twelve feet away, something no customer ever wants to happen to their package.

"I, I couldn't believe it. I mean I was just dumbfounded," says the homeowner who posted video surveillance of the footage on YouTube that he recorded from his home security camera system. Once the video hit YouTube it gained the attention of a CBS affiliate in Sacramento.

The supervisor of the local UPS hub, who was obviously contacted about the incident, played down the video trying to convince the homeowner that the driver "tossed" the package onto the neighbor's porch. Obviously that didn't fly with the homeowner or the CBS affiliate so they contacted UPS headquarters. Their response? "Drivers know they are to handle each and every one of their 15.1 million packages delivered every day with care."

However, if you scour YouTube for no more than 5 seconds you can find thousands of videos from security cameras that show more than a few UPS drivers who think "handle with care" means "kick the crap out of it".

Source: The Consumerist - Don't UPS Drivers Realize Customers Have Security Cameras?

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2 comments:

  1. In today's world security of the person and their assets in too necessary. So CCTV cameras is the best solution to watch anything in anyone's absence.

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  2. Hi,

    Security cameras can catch surprising UPS deliveries, now we can protect public place like markets, banks and railway stations by using these cameras with new technologies. Thanks a lot.

    Pepper Spray

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