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California Amazon Driver Tells Women to Check ‘White privilege’ before assault accusations: report

An Amazon delivery driver was arrested in Castro Valley, Calif., for assaulting a 67-year-old woman in a packaging dispute.

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Authorities from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office took Itzel Ramirez, 21, into custody on Thursday. After receiving a 911 call from the victim, according to KTVU, the victim reportedly told police Ramirez had punched her at least 10 times in the face and head.

Courtesy of Alameda County Sheriff's Office

Courtesy of Alameda County Sheriff’s Office

The incident was caught on surveillance video shared by KRON4 journalist Maureen Kelly.

Doug Smith, owner of Vista Creek Apartments, where the controversy broke out, told KVTU that the incident started when the victim was notified that her package had been delivered. The parcel was not there.

After asking Ramirez where the parcel was. She told the victim that she would receive the parcel soon. The victim then waited in the lobby for 15 minutes before returning outside.

“I believe the Amazon driver said something about. ‘White privilege’ and my tenant said ‘You don’t have to be a dog for this,’ turned around and walked away,” Smith told KVTU.

Smith told KRON-TV the victim was “too panicked” to speak to the media about what happened.


An Amazon spokesperson told Fox News that Ramirez no longer works for the company. and added that the incident “It doesn’t reflect the high standards we have for drivers delivering our packages.”

According to KVTU, Ramirez, who was arrested for battery, caused severe bodily injury and abused the elderly. Both lawsuits allege that she acted in self-defense. Her bail was set at $100,000.

Representatives for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately return a request for comment from FOX News.

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