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UPS driver threw packages, urinated on house

Ben Lucas said he posted the video to social media after UPS officials seemed unwilling to address his complaints.

By Ben Hooper

HOUSTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- UPS officials said they have fired a seasonal driver recorded by Houston security cameras throwing packages over a fence and urinating on the home.

Ben Lucas said he checked his surveillance cameras after arriving home Jan. 8 to find his packages -- .22 caliber ammunition, chemicals and a machine for cleaning gun parts -- were on the inside of his locked fence and appeared to have been damaged.

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Lucas said the video, which he later posted to YouTube, showed the UPS driver throw the packages over the locked fence before unzipping the fly of his pants and urinating on his home.

"So basically I paid someone to come to my house and pee on it," Lucas told KPRC-TV.

Lucas said he posted the video to UPS' Facebook page when officials seemed unwilling to watch it or give him an apology. He said the move led to a phone call from a UPS supervisor.

"She was apologetic and wants to send me a 'we're sorry' gift," he told KHOU-TV.

"That's what I kind of wanted. I just wanted someone to say, 'Yeah he shouldn't have done that. We'll try to make sure that doesn't happen again,'" Lucas said.

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UPS issued a statement saying the driver, a seasonal employee, was fired.

"UPS was dismayed by actions that violated decency and delivery care. The local management team did take action to terminate the individual, who was a seasonal delivery helper. However, they were wrong if they did not clarify this resolution with Mr. Lucas at the time. UPS sincerely apologizes to our customer. No behavior like this is acceptable."

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