UPS Driver Delivers Package, Fixes Screen Door, Warms Hearts

The weather was bad, and Sergio’s family all left the house in a hurry. They didn’t secure the screen door properly, and the wind caught it, tearing it off the hinges. When UPS stopped by with an Amazon package, the driver could have said, “Aw, that’s a shame,” tossed their package on his porch, and then gone on with his day. He did not.

Kindness and a note.

Kindness and a note.

Sergio writes:

Despite today’s weather here in [redacted] I came home to a pleasant surprise. It looked as if during my morning rush to get our child to the sitter and getting to work on time that I had not properly closed our screen door.

With the high winds here in the area our poor door was partially ripped off the hinges. But, a very thoughtful UPS driver who was dropping off a package for my wife saw our door and not only tapped our door shut but grabbed a one of our porch chairs and secured the door and the package to keep it all from flying away.

I know Wayne was more than likely hating the weather and is probably closely timed on his routes. He didn’t have to do anything, but he did. I hope UPS sees this and rewards him appropriately.


UPS pays $40 million to end federal probe connected to deliveries

Posted:   03/30/2013 12:01:00 AM MDT
Updated:   03/30/2013 12:05:40 AM MDT
By Paul Elias
The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Shipping company UPS agreed Friday to pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe connected to deliveries it made for illicit online pharmacies.
     The Department of Justice announced that the Atlanta-based company would also “take steps” to block illicit online drug dealers from using their delivery service.
     The DOJ said the fine amount is the money UPS collected from suspect online pharmacies. UPS won’t be charged with any crimes.
     “We believe we have an obligation and responsibility to help curb the sale and shipment of drugs sold through illegal Internet pharmacies,” UPS spokesman Bill Tanner said. “UPS will pay a $40 million penalty and has agreed to enhance its compliance policies with respect to Internet pharmacy shippers.”
     Its biggest rival, FedEx Corp., still remains a target in the federal investigation, according to its March 21 quarterly report filed with the Security and Exchange Commission.
     “We believe that our employees have acted in good faith at all times,” FedEx stated in its regulatory filing. “We do not believe that we have engaged in any illegal activities and will vigorously defend ourselves in any action that may result from the investigation.”
     FedEx said it received subpoenas from a federal grand jury in San Francisco in 2008 and 2009. The San Francisco U.S. Attorney’s office has played a central role in a nationwide crackdown on online pharmacies. Ten people with ties to online pharmacies have been convicted over the last two years.
     “It is unclear what federal laws UPS may have violated,” FedEx said in a statement Friday. “We remain confident that we are in compliance with federal law.”
     The DOJ said some UPS employees knew the company was making deliveries between 2003 and 2010 for pharmacies that filled orders for dangerous drugs without proper prescriptions from doctors.

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