30 October 2013

Brown Truck of Happiness: Not So Happy

A UPS worker was charged with theft after he admitted picking up a wallet and a planner with credit cards at places where he made deliveries.

Benjamin Bassler, 21-year-old delivery driver, was arrested Oct. 22 on two felony and two misdemeanor theft charges. He was charged with stealing from employees of a church and an alcohol distributor the day before, according to Jennifer Castro, Anchorage police spokeswoman.

Video surveillance from the church, ChangePoint Alaska, shows a UPS driver enter the church's office at 1 p.m., deliver a package and look around the room, Castro said. After the driver walked between cubicles, she said the tape shows the man kneel down and take the wallet from the woman's cubicle.
... When the driver was questioned by UPS security, Castro said, he admitted stealing the items and was fired.

Let's see ... stupid + video surveillance + stupid + reasonably-alert victims + stupid = felony charges.
Did I mention stupid?

I know it's not UPS's fault, and it'll take more than one bad apple to spoil the experience ... but the lesson here is don't let delivery drivers wander around your facility unaccompanied, no matter who they are.

12 comments:

Matt said...

The good thing about the UPS is that these thieves can be held accountable unlike the ones that work for the USPS.

Rev. Paul said...

You've said a mouthful, brother!

ProudHillbilly said...

Wow. That was pretty flagrant. And stupid.

Rev. Paul said...

Yes indeed - and as I always say, stupidity provides its own reward.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

You can't fix stupid.

Rev. Paul said...

Nope - but you can punish the heck out of it. :)

Old NFO said...

Never further than the reception desk... EVER for any of them!

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed!

Keads said...

Wow. The stupid, it burns!

Rev. Paul said...

It does, Keads - thanks.

Murphy's Law said...

Fortunately my UPS drivers have all seen and heard from Murphy and they're scared to death of him. (He really doesn't like them coming up his driveway and he's not shy about showing it.)

Rev. Paul said...

Not necessarily a bad thing, then. :)