A Friday carjacking of a delivery driver in SoMa was followed by a Saturday shooting of an Amazon driver in Potrero Hill, making a rough weekend for delivery drivers in San Francisco.
A pair of San Francisco crime incidents this weekend targeting delivery drivers brings to mind the infamous February 2021 carjacking where a DoorDash driver had his car stolen while two toddlers were in the backseat, and calls attention to the serious risks these drivers face while trying to make a living. KRON4 reports on two incredibly dangerous criminal attacks on delivery drivers, one a Friday carjacking in SoMa where the thief engaged in some viciously unsafe driving, and the second the Saturday shooting of an Amazon delivery driver in an attempted robbery.
KRON4 has some video from both incidents in the segment above. The Friday night carjacking incident in the early evening at Seventh and Mission Streets, partially captured on Instagram video by Ricci Wynne, a local social media shit-stirrer with a flair for self-promotion.
“A @doordash or @ubereats driver pulled up to @squarepieguys to pick up a pizza 🍕 delivery up and was robbed for his car in broad daylight,” Wynne says in the post. The video shows the alleged carjacker driving the freshly stolen vehicle backwards down Mission Street, with the driver’s side door open for some reason, as the heartbroken and exasperated driver tries unsuccessfully to chase the car down on foot.
“It’s really disheartening to see that happen because the guy was in a really bad spot right there,” Wynne told KRON4. “He’s losing his car, he definitely was just trying to make a living, trying to earn a decent income in the city.”
KRON4 separately reports on the Saturday shooting of an Amazon driver, the aftermath of which is seen in the above tweet. SFPD was notified of a shooting at Mariposa Street and Pennsylvania Avenue at 6:11 p.m. Saturday, and found the delivery driver suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Police say the suspect attempted to rob the unidentified driver, who was transported to the hospital, and there have been no updates on the driver’s condition.
Amazon said in a statement to KRON4, “We’re working closely with law enforcement as they investigate this crime and are focused on supporting our team during this difficult time.”
No arrests have been made in either incident. If you have any information on these incidents, you’re asked to call the SFPD tip line at 415-575-4444, or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with “SFPD.” Tipsters can remain anonymous.
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