An Instacart driver in Minnesota allegedly drove over an elderly couple’s groceries after seeing a pro-police sign on their property, many reports confirmed.
According to a news release from the Blaine Police Department, the homeowners that placed the order reported they had received a notification saying the delivery driver was at their home.
They then headed outside to meet the driver “due to the amount of snow in their driveway and being worried that the driver may get stuck if they had to pull into the driveway.”
The couple reports the driver was yelling at them as they opened their front door to check inside their Christmas wreath while “driving back and forth in the driveway.”
Police say the couple found the grocery receipt in the wreath with a “derogatory” note and after the driver left, their groceries were found run over in their snowy driveway.
Instacart driver “Tara” then wrote a crude message on a receipt branding them as ‘racist’ and saying ‘f*** the police.’
According to Law Enforcement Today reports:
Police are investigating an Instacart shopper who allegedly ran over an elderly couple’s groceries after supposedly leaving a crude, anti-police note on the wreath hanging on their door.
In a press release, the Blaine Police Department confirmed the couple received a full refund from Instacart and further noted:
“The delivery driver has been identified and the investigation continues with charges likely in the near future.
“Please note that while it is wonderful to see the community support for this family, we cannot accept donations for them at the police department.
“Thank you once again to our wonderful Blaine community for the support that you have shown to this family.”
A purple-haired Instacart driver destroyed an elderly couple’s “carefully budgeted” $50 of groceries because they have a yard sign that reads “thank you Blaine P.D.”https://t.co/JxW7kikO8I
— Alpha News (@AlphaNewsMN) December 11, 2021
A spokesperson with Instacart said the customers have been refunded for their orders as a result of the incident.
“We’re appalled by the unacceptable actions of this shopper, who has been removed from the Instacart platform as a result,” the company said in a statement to McClatchy News. “ … We’ll continue to provide support to the impacted customers and will also work directly with local law enforcement on any investigations into this matter.”
Police say the investigation is ongoing and the driver will likely face charges.