MINNEAPOLIS, MN – An elderly couple decided to support their local law enforcement who recently had to deal with the backlash and rise in crime by posting a sign in their yard. The sign wasn’t rude or a jab at a certain party. It only read “Thank you, Blaine PD” and was accompanied by a Blue Lives Matter flag. The flag was even in the shape of a heart. While hard to get upset over, an instacart driver not only wrote that the couple was “racist” on their receipt but even added, “F**K the police.” It didn’t stop there as the 36-year-old driver going by Tara also ran over $50 worth of groceries in the elderly couple’s driveway.
The photo below, which was posted by the police on Monday, shows what appears to be a bottle of soda, bananas, coffee creamer, and several other household items. Sadly, with the supply chain crisis and inflation causing distribution disruptions, the items could not be salvaged.
After destroying the groceries from Cub Foods, Tara wrote a harsh letter to the couple, reading, “Instacart doesn’t pay employees. Sry [sic] find another slave. F*** the police.” The message was written on their receipt and found on the front porch.
Amber Gray, a relative of the couple and a fundraiser organizer for their GoFundMe page, admitted that the whole ordeal has left them feeling “vulnerable.” She added, “My heart breaks for my loves ones.”
Releasing a statement of their own, Instacart said they were “appalled by the unacceptable actions of this shopper, who has been removed from the Instacart platform as a result.” The company insured, “We’ll continue to provide support to the impacted customers and will also work directly with local law enforcement on any investigations into this matter.”
During a press release, Blaine Police Department mentioned, “They also reported the driver was driving back and forth in the driveway… After the delivery driver left, they found that their groceries had been run over in the driveway.”
Gray added, “Tara probably doesn’t know how carefully those $50 in groceries were budgeted for. Or how devastating the recent medical diagnosis has been. Or how scared and vulnerable her vile act of hatred made them feel.”
The couple’s GoFundMe page has already beat its $500 goal, raising a staggering $12,705 in six days.
Blaine Police Chief Brian Podany noted, “We’re law enforcement. We get not everybody likes us. We understand that. But don’t take that out on innocent people out there, especially people who are trying to contribute to this person’s livelihood.”
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