Ever have a pair of sneakers conspicuously never show up at the address it was intended for? A user on Reddit shared such a horror story surrounding the recent "Zebra" Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 restock, saying a FedEx driver merely pretended to deliver the shoes.
Per the user's account of the event, they were able to track down the driver and call them out for not dropping off the package.
The user complains in the Reddit thread where the story originally appears that Adidas' transparent shipping methods are partly to blame here—apparently the box in question had the style code plainly listed on the outside, a piece of text that anyone could easily Google and discern that Yeezys were within.
Read the full account from user crumpledpapr below:
First let me start by saying I'm not trying to worry any body expecting their Zebras just want to share the experience I just had.
I have a FedEx delivery manager account (which I highly recommend) with text message notifications, I just so happened to take the day off and was outside in the front yard when I received a text saying my package was delivered. Now typically I get the message as the FedEx truck comes around the corner or is close by getting ready to deliver but about 2 mins later I see the FedEx ground truck drive by the cross street in front of my block not stopping at all. Now I assume maybe he left it at the wrong address one block over so I quickly hop in my car to check, nothing there.
So I drive down the surrounding blocks looking for the FedEx truck to try and see if I can speak to the driver. I catch up to him about 6-7 blocks away and I get out calmly and approach on the passengers side and simply ask "Hey did you just deliver to (my address)?" He got really nervous and start fumbling with what I guess is his delivery list and say "uh (my address)? Yea I just dropped it off". I then proceeded to tell him how I was outside and watched him drive passed my block, he responds with "oh I left it on the corner" to which I said "which corner?" He said the corner of my street but on the next block further north.
So I ask him if he can retrieve the package for me as 1. I didn't want to walk up to a random house and take a package off of their porch even if it was mine and 2. If he was lying I didn't want to go on a wild goose chase while he disappears. He says he will and he would drop it off. He pulls away and I follow him as he pulls up on the corner he "left" it at.
I pull in front of his truck again and watched as he walked into the back of the truck and exited thru the back with two packages (my Zebras and vitamins for my downstairs neighbor). He did it in such a way where he thought I wouldn't see him but sadly I did. He walked up to my car and handed me the packages saying "I'm glad you caught up to me, it would of sucked if we lost your package especially this one-" And he stopped talking immediately. I said thanks and drive off.
When I got home I proceeded to call FedEx and they advised me he was a diver hired by the owner of that truck, which I assume means he's either a temp worker or brand new.
I'm happy I stayed home today but it sucks that I had to chase him down to prevent him stealing my pair. The distribution center gave me their direct number to hold future packages as I see fit.
TLDR; FedEx driver claimed he delivered package, really had it still on truck, had to chase the truck down to get my sneakers.