Two black FedEx drivers are fired after posting video confrontation with a white customer who they claim told cops he feared they were trying to break into his house
A video showing a fiery verbal altercation between the homeowner and the two FedEx drivers Antonio Braswell and Felinzay Darnell Lundy,
Antonio Braswell, the driver who posted the video, claims FedEx called him to take down remove the video, widely circulated on Tuesday
In the same conversation he was informed that he was fired, Braswell said
The footage opens with Lundy standing outside the truck arguing with the unidentified the home owner, a white male – recorded by Braswell
The details leading up to the incident are not know but Braswell said the man threatened them for being in his yard, called cops, then claimed that they ‘looked like they would have broken into his house with his wife inside’
FedEx has said the men were hired by independent service provider, but FedEx will be employing the two men while the incident is being investigated
This video, posted by Antonio Braswell, shows one of the drivers, identified as Felinzay Darnell Lundy, arguing with a white male [the homeowner], who is also recording the incident on his phone. Braswell claims that he was fired by FedEx after posting this video online
A homeowner imagining two uniformed delivery men ‘looked like they were set for a home invasion robbery – still under investigation – cost two uniformed courier company employees their job, this week, in Georgia.
Two black FedEx drivers claim they were fired Wednesday after one of them posted a video showing a heated confrontation with a white customer in Leesburg, Georgia.
A video of the encounter went viral on Tuesday after the driver claimed the unidentified customer began the argument after they dropped a package at his house.
He alleged the man told police that the delivery men looked like they would break into his house.
The video, posted by Antonio Braswell, shows one of the drivers in the middle of an argument with the homeowner, who is also recording the incident on his phone.
Braswell re-posted the video to Twitter on Wednesday to say he had received a call from FedEx who told him to remove the video and that he had been fired as a result.
‘You’re fired’! Antonio Braswell Twitter post claims FedEx asked him to take down the video. The company has confirmed Wednesday that the incident in Georgia is under investigation
The pair continue to argue as Lundy calls on the man to step forward and repeat that he said he would ‘whoop our black a***s’.
The customer calls back to his wife to call 911 again and the drivers initially say they will wait for police before deciding to leave.
‘Man, I’m not gonna waste my time with you. You got my information, they’ll find me, you need to get your glasses back on.’
‘All we did was deliver his package, he was in the house at the time,’ Braswell wrote when he posted the video.
‘It was a quick stop and as soon as we were leaving, he ran out his house cursing and threatening us. While we were looking confused, we just apologized for being on his yard, but he keeps going on, then kept saying he would whoop our black a***s and then he told his wife to call the cops.
According to Braswell, the man told police upon their arrival that the drivers looked ‘like they would’ve broken into my house while my wife is there’.
‘The white dude was lying the whole time,’ Braswell added.
‘Mind y’all we go through this all the time he was the first to actually come at us crazy and all we are doing is our job. We work 6 days out the week to deliver these packages during this coronavirus going on.
‘I really appreciate the job opportunity I had with FedEx … no hard feelings but I pray I can get back on my feet because i have a daughter now.’
Leesburg Police Department has not yet returned a request for comment.
‘Idk what the police did but I posted this video because we go through racism every day on that route in Leesburg, but he was the first one to actually come up and actually threaten us,’ Braswell said.
A GoFundme for the two workers established for the drivers had raised over $72,000 as of Thursday afternoon.