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Delivery Driver Fired After Amazon Packages Dumped

TARRANT COUNTY, Texas (CBS11) - The driver who dumped more than two dozen Amazon packages in Eagle Mountain Lake has been fired by a deliver service provider in North Texas.

The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office collected 25 Amazon packages and envelopes – including Sherri Murrell's.

"I got an email that said it had been lost in transit," said Murrell.

Unlike the other boxes that were ransacked, the delivery driver rejected her grandson's Christmas gift.

"It was a Nerf tactical vest with bullets and safety glasses. The vest was just dumped off to the side like it didn't matter. That was something the driver wouldn't want. But yet my grandkids would love that," explains Murrell.

The driver tossed the packages in two neighborhoods and a dumpster. The chief of the Eagle Mountain Volunteer Fire Department followed him – and spread the word online.

Discarded Amazon packages
Discarded Amazon packages found in Tarrant County. (CBS11)

Amazon quickly took action.

"I will give them credit. They were very good – no qualms about giving us a refund," says Murrell.

The company emailed CBS11 a statement that says: "We are working with our delivery service provider and law enforcement as they investigate. This individual is no longer delivering Amazon packages, and we will continue to work directly with customers to make things right."
"It's disappointing that they would stoop to that level. He's paid a job – to deliver packages, and he didn't care at all about what happened to them," says Murrell.

Amazon says it requires background checks. A spokesperson told CBS11 the driver passed it.

The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office is investigating. No word yet what charges the driver will face – if any.

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