The United Parcel Service (UPS) says it’s investigating one of their drivers after a man says he handed him a noose during an office delivery.
Georgia resident David Mitchell says the driver acted strangely when they first encountered each other during work hours.
“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 says.
As Mitchell held this makeshift noose up, he started to get emotional thinking about his immediate reaction when a co-worker asked what happened between him and a white UPS driver.
“I said, ‘I’m trying to be all right you won’t believe what just occurred,’” Mitchell says.
What occurred is something Mitchell will never forget. He says after the driver shoved boxes in his chest, he used the packing material and quickly tied a knot.
UPS was contacted by WSB-TV and released the following statement: “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,” the statement read.
At the time of the incident, the driver was delivering packages to Mitchell’s place of employment. He expressed concerned about his safety as the man knows where he works.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident as a hate crime.
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