David Mitchell says part of his job entails receiving packages, but the white UPS driver was behaving in an odd manner. After tensions escalated between Mitchell and the driver, Mitchell says the driver made a noose out of packing material.
“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 told local affiliate WSB-TV.
Even before making the noose, Mitchell says the uneasy UPS driver shoved boxes in his chest.
Mitchell says he was so shocked by the driver’s behavior that he had a hard time explaining what’d just happened to a co-worker.
“I said, ‘I’m trying to be all right you won’t believe what just occurred,’” Mitchell recalled.
According to Mitchell, the incident stemmed from the UPS driver refusing to give him the packages.
“He refused to give me the package to deliver and I said, ‘I work here.’ Use key card open the door,” Mitchell says.
A UPS spokesperson told WSB-TV that the company is investigating the incident.
“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,” a UPS-issued statement read.
Mitchell says he was told by UPS that the driver has been assigned to another route.
Regarding whether the driver will be fired, Mitchell said a UPS spokesperson told him that it’s his word against the driver’s.
“They said it’s a ‘he-said-she-said.’ I don’t go to work with makeshift nooses in my back pocket,” Mitchell said.