Ordering a pizza is one of those straightforward modern day processes nobody thinks twice about.
Browse a menu; pick your poison (Hawaiian. Always Hawaiian.); place the order (online, of course, because here’s to minimal human contact); punch in your credit card details and hey presto, there’s a pizza at your door.
But one Californian woman’s experience has allegedly turned dangerously sour after she crossed a disgruntled delivery man.
Listen: A creepy form of harassment you may not know about.
Lauren Ledford said she came home to find a four-page handwritten letter left on her door threatening to rob her, simply because she did not leave a tip. In the letter, the driver – who admits he was on drugs when writing it – claims he needs the extra tip money to stay “toasty”.
“You not tipping is making it so I’m actually losing money working this job,” the letter reads.
“So please, next time tip your delivery driver. And if it turns out that delivery driver is me again, and you do not tip yet again, I’m probably going to rob you.”
Ledford told KTLA 5 News that she believed the man to be “very unstable”. Redondo Beach police are now investigating the matter as a potential criminal threat.
After recovering from her initial shock, Ledford said she worked out who the delivery driver was because the only pizza order she made in the last two months was from Postmates – a US food delivery service similar to UberEats. Ledford claims she received no response from Postmates after reporting the incident to the company.
“I originally emailed them right when I got it and I said I have a very threatening letter on my door. I need someone to call me immediately,” she told KTLA 5 News.