A heartwarming end to a distressing tale from the UK
A puppy that was stolen by an unscrupulous delivery driver delivering Amazon parcels in England has been reunited with its owner, it has been reported by CNBC.
Businessman Richard Guttfield, 51, was in a state of distress when his beloved black miniature schnauzer Wilma had gone missing after a driver dropped off a package of dog food. The Englishman quickly became suspicious that the dog had been taken by the delivery driver who he had dealt with.
Guttfield said it was only after he emailed Amazon’s CEO and founder Jeff Bezos in a plea to have his dog returned that the company responded.
Emailing Bezos, who is worth more than $100 billion USD, and probably recieves more than his fair share of emails, might not have been seen as worthwhile to most people in the situation, but thankfully, it turned out to be incredibly effective.
Amazon pulled out all the stops to get to the bottom of the situation, and Wilma was returned safe and sound, much to the relief of Mr Guttfield.
“we had someone who was amazing who tracked the driver and found our dog and brought her home,” he told CNBC.
Amazon has since released a statement saying that the driver in question would no longer deliver its packages. Drivers that deliver parcels for Amazon are not employed directly by the company, but through a number of third-party independent couriers.
“This is inexcusable and does not reflect the high standards we have for our delivery partners,” a spokesperson for the company said in a statement. “We take these matters seriously and this individual is no longer delivering Amazon packages for the independent delivery service provider.”
The driver has not been named, but we hope that his details have been passed on to the authorities, and that he is dealt with accordingly.
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