Amazon Driver Killed in Apparent Animal Attack

Amazon Driver Killed in Apparent Animal Attack
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An Amazon delivery driver was found dead in a yard in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, after what appeared to be an animal attack.

Police were called to a home at 7 p.m on October 24 after neighbors reported that an Amazon van had been parked there for several hours.

Sheriff Scott Childers said that the man’s body was found in a yard with two highly aggressive dogs, which were reported to be a German Shepherd and an English Mastiff.  Both were shot and killed by officers at the scene.

Childers said that a medical examiner would determine the cause of death, but continued to note that the victim’s injuries were consistent with that of an animal attack.  He also explained that the victim’s family had been notified and that the residence owners where the victim was found were not home and appeared to be out of town.

Amazon spokesperson Lisa Levandowski expressed condolences on behalf of Amazon and said, “We’re deeply saddened by tonight’s tragic incident involving a member of our Amazon family and will be providing support to the team and the driver’s loved ones.”

“We are assisting law enforcement in their investigation,” she continued.

The driver’s identity has not yet been disclosed.

After the alleged dog attack, Amazon issued a warning to drivers, referring to the animals as “our four-legged customers” and “fido.”

“We want to help ensure you aren’t surprised by our four-legged customers when on route, so be sure to check the Amazon Delivery App for the paw print icon in the ‘Delivery Notes’ indicating you should ‘be aware of a dog at this stop,'” the advisory warning reportedly stated. “If we know Fido is nearby, we’ll add the paw print to give you a heads up. As always, contact the customer to help you with the pet, or ‘Driver Support’ in the Delivery App if you can’t reach the customer.”

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