An investigation is underway after a man accused an Amazon delivery driver of assaulting him while he was arguing with her in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia.
The 49-year-old, who did not wish to be identified, said he was one of ten drivers who got stuck in the back of an Amazon delivery van that was double parked along the 500 block of Martin Street at 4:42pm Tuesday.
The man told NBC10 that he honked his horn and yelled for the Amazon driver to move. That’s when he said the woman walked up to his car and confronted him.
“I still get about 500 deliveries on this one block,” the Amazon driver said in a video obtained by NBC10.
“Then leave, you son of a bitch! Let’s leave,” said the man.
“Dude, I’m actually going to shoot you,” the Amazon driver replied. “Don’t try me again, man.”
The man told NBC10 their verbal melee continued. Then it becomes physical.
“I got out of the car, and she started screaming and shouting at me,” he said. “I gave it back to her, and then she attacked me.”
The man said the woman kicked and repeatedly punched him. The video shows only part of the controversy but does not show anyone being attacked.
“First contact was a kick to the sternum,” the man said. “The second contact was a punch to the lips. And if you can see me, my lips are defeated. You can see it under the light. My lips are beaten up. ”
The man told NBC10 that he did not fight back despite being attacked.
“I wouldn’t hit a woman under any circumstances,” he said.
NBC10 has reached out to Amazon for comment.
“We are reviewing this incident and will take appropriate action,” an Amazon spokesperson wrote. “We will report back as more information becomes available.”
Philadelphia police are also investigating the incident. So far no fees have been paid.
“What I gave her verbally was legal,” the man said. “What she gave me physically was illegal, weird. So no matter what I told her, nice, not nice, and anything in between, it’s not guaranteed to be physically attacked. “
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