By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — A FedEx driver is under investigation for possibly working with a man to steal packages meant for a Dearborn resident.
The victim, Mohamed Hacham, said the packages were scheduled to be delivered on April 13, according to tracking updates.
Hacham told WJBK Channel 2 that after checking the tracking number it showed that the packaged was delivered to his front door.
The package which contained commercial grade flood lights never made it to the front porch, instead an unknown man approached the FedEx truck stating he lived at the house.
Sam Hacham who lives in the house checked his security footage when he observed a man take multiple packages off the FedEx truck.
The video showed that the driver was traveling with the back doors wide open before stopping just after 11 a.m.
The driver of the FedEx truck said he did not ask the man who pulled up in a silver vehicle for identification to confirm a name or address.
“The man asked if I was delivering to the house, and I said, ‘Yeah’” the driver told Fox 2 Detroit. “I saw the surveillance video on Instagram and want to clear my name.”
The driver said the man told him he lived at the house and didn’t confirm the name because there wasn’t one on the package, only an address.
“I’m going to do that now,” he told Fox 2 Detroit when asked why he didn’t check for identification to match the addresses.
Hacham said that a check for identification or a knock on the door to double check if the man lives at the house would have been the proper thing for the FedEx driver to do.
FedEx released a statement about the incident, stating, “We are reviewing the circumstances behind this video to determine what actually occurred.”
Dearborn police were called to investigate the incident.
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected].)