FedEx employee caught on camera spitting on Tuscola County package

Worker appears to deliver package, but returns to spit on item
Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 9:26 AM EDT
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TUSCOLA COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - It’s a disturbing story in normal times, but a FedEx worker was caught on camera spitting on a package in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The incident happened over the weekend. The owner was not home, but her Ring camera recorded the foul behavior. She would like FedEx to take action to ensure this doesn’t happen to someone else.

“The Ring alarm went off. We were actually in Swartz Creek,” said Shelly Lutz.

The FedEx employee can be seen on the porch at Lutz’s home near Millington delivering a package. Everything seemed normal, but the video shows the worker, who is not being identified, look back as he is leaving and apparently see something he didn’t agree with.

The video shows the worker walk back to the package and appears to spit on the item he just delivered.

“I went back and replayed it and I couldn’t believe it,” Lutz said.

So what was the FedEx employee so upset about that he walked back to the package and spit on it?

“I have a regular United States of America flag and a Back the Blue flag on the front of my house, and really, when you lean out from the sidewalk is all you see on my deck,” Lutz said.

The Thin Blue Line American flag represents law enforcement and is flown to show support of police officers. It’s on the right side the porch at Lutz’s home.

Regardless of the reason for spitting, Lutz wonders why the employee wasn’t even wearing a mask while delivering packages during the coronavirus pandemic and the danger he could have caused by spitting on the delivered good.

“If I didn’t have that camera and I grabbed that package and maybe he would be COVID positive,” she said.

She carefully picked up the package with a glove, but hasn’t opened it yet.

FedEx says it takes seriously any allegations of unprofessional behavior and they apologized to the customer for this delivery experience. They are reviewing the circumstances behind this incident and will take the appropriate action.

Lutz has also reported this to the Tuscola County Sheriff’s Department.

“He could do that to anyone, anytime,” she said.

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