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Wed May 22, 2019, 07:51 AM

Ice-T says he almost shot an Amazon delivery driver who was 'creeping up to my crib'

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/22/us/ice-t-amazon-delivery-trnd/index.html

(CNN)Ice-T had some strong suggestions for Amazon Tuesday.

"Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries," the musician and actor said on Twitter, "Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it."

That's because he says he almost shot a delivery driver who seemed to be "creeping up" to his home earlier in the week.

One fan asked "Was he not wearing a delivery man uniform?" to which the "Law & Order: SVU" star responded that the individual was not wearing "ANY uniform."

"Just regular people workin," Ice-T wrote. "I ain't mad at them. Just sayin. That ... ain't safe."

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ICE T Verified account

@FINALLEVEL

Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it..... I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night.... Just sayin.

10:19 AM - 21 May 2019





Dave Clark

@davehclark

Replying to @FINALLEVEL
Just sayin…thanks for the suggestion. We MF’ing love you and our drivers. Lots of innovations coming on this and many that already exist to help you track your package and delivery on a map. Thanks for being a customer.

11:48 AM - 21 May 2019


Good advice to Amazon. Jeez!

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Reply Ice-T says he almost shot an Amazon delivery driver who was 'creeping up to my crib' (Original post)
Dennis Donovan May 22 OP
Blues Heron May 22 #1
Ilsa May 22 #6
demigoddess May 22 #39
TheBlackAdder May 22 #40
UniteFightBack May 22 #2
Dennis Donovan May 22 #3
hlthe2b May 22 #5
marble falls May 22 #4
Codeine May 22 #8
NurseJackie May 22 #10
cwydro May 22 #7
NurseJackie May 22 #9
tavernier May 22 #11
Wounded Bear May 22 #22
tavernier May 22 #26
Hekate May 22 #36
MyOwnPeace May 22 #12
struggle4progress May 22 #13
Turin_C3PO May 22 #14
Ron Obvious May 22 #15
bullwinkle428 May 22 #16
maxsolomon May 22 #25
LuvNewcastle May 22 #17
Codeine May 22 #18
RKP5637 May 22 #19
Polly Hennessey May 22 #20
Codeine May 22 #28
NightWatcher May 22 #21
Marengo May 22 #23
ADX May 22 #31
Marengo May 22 #24
ADX May 22 #32
JonLP24 May 22 #27
CrispyQ May 22 #29
Bayard May 22 #30
ADX May 22 #33
Polybius May 22 #35
Polybius May 22 #34
JonLP24 May 22 #37
mr_lebowski May 22 #38

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:03 AM

1. Maybe if you see someone creeping up to your house with a box

try to remember if you ordered anything online?

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #1)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:13 AM

6. My spouse orders stuff from Amazon

all the time without telling me, yet I'm the one at home more than him. He's just got other things to think about vs telling me a package will arrive.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #1)

Wed May 22, 2019, 12:21 PM

39. could have been a bomb! try to think outside the box. OK?

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #1)

Wed May 22, 2019, 12:38 PM

40. Shit! My fam orders stuff all the time. I order stuff, see a box by the door and ask, WTF is this?

.

Sometimes, it doesn't dawn on me what it is until I read the sender or open the thing.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:04 AM

2. So walking outside of someone's home is grounds to get shot. nt

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #2)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:07 AM

3. He didn't shoot anyone...

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #2)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:11 AM

5. In some of these states with "castle laws" and lots of paranoid gun hoarders, yes.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:07 AM

4. MF? Is that for Marble Falls?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:16 AM

8. I'm tired of all these Marble Falls snakes

on this Marble Falls plane!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:20 AM

10. Ooph!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:16 AM

7. Kinda paranoid there Ice?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:19 AM

9. The Amazon drivers in our neighborhood already wear vests...

The Amazon drivers in our neighborhood already wear vests, and have been doing so for over a year (maybe longer).

They don't have the Amazon logo on them... but they are the bright fluorescent vests that utility workers wear... that meter-readers wear... that crossing guards wear... that anyone wears who WANTS to be seen and noticed.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:30 AM

11. All our Amazon deliveries come UPS and they wear uniforms

so I might be a little suspicious as well. But the package and clipboard are normally the give-away.

Crib? I thought that word went the way of daddio and 23 skidoo.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #11)

Wed May 22, 2019, 09:47 AM

22. "Crib" is shorthand for...

Big ass motherfucking mansion.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #22)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:18 AM

26. Ooooooh... that's why I couldn't relate!

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Response to tavernier (Reply #11)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:58 AM

36. We've had deliveries well after dark in the winter. I trust the logos on the trucks, but if Amazon

...is making deliveries part of the gig economy (and I can't tell from this article), how are any of us supposed to know who that stranger is at our door?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:36 AM

12. I wouldn't shoot - but

he's got a point.
Yesterday I started to back out of my driveway and looked in the mirror to see that a black sedan had just pulled into my driveway. A man with a tie and jacket (could have been an insurance salesman or visiting minister) got out of the car and handed me an Amazon envelope.
Yep, that was their delivery guy for the day.
I really do like the idea of some type of ID: vest, hat, something.............

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:43 AM

13. "I order stuff to be delivered but look out! I might shoot the delivery man!"

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:50 AM

14. Whoa, chill out Ice T!

Although I do agree that the delivery person should wear some sort of identification.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:58 AM

15. Why is he sleeping in a crib anyway?

Enquiring minds want to know.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:58 AM

16. How do I know some rando creeping up to my door with a box

is not the next Cesar Sayoc (attempted pipe-bomber)? I totally get how that might freak someone out.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #16)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:17 AM

25. Because the odds are vastly in favor of it being an Amazon delivery person

And not a pipe bomber.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 09:03 AM

17. Silent elves deliver my packages.

I'm home most of the time, but I don't hear them. I just open the door and there's my parcel.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 09:07 AM

18. "Look how tough and gangster and relevant I am!

Seriously! It’s like Body Count came out just yesterday!”

Put the gun down and take a nap, grandpa.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #18)

Wed May 22, 2019, 09:09 AM

19. K&R!!!! n/t

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 09:23 AM

20. I get alerts.

Like: Your package is nine stops away. Another alert when package is delivered. I appreciate it and so do the dogs.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #20)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:19 AM

28. Maybe the delivery guys should get alerts

that let them know “Crazy old guy with a gun is 9 blocks away; see where your danger is!”

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 09:38 AM

21. In my neighborhood they often drive personal vehicles. If you don't see a big box in hand

it could look like a creeper, especially if you are a celebrity with a violent past life.

Bright yellow vests would be useful.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:02 AM

23. There was a burglary crew working a nearby neighborhood which apparently was imitating...

Amazon delivery by driving a newer model white van and wearing yellow vests. Considering he’s a higher profile celebrity I don’t consider his reaction entirely unreasonable.

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Response to Marengo (Reply #23)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:35 AM

31. +1

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:04 AM

24. The Amazon response is appallingly unprofessional. Idiot needs to be terminated.

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Response to Marengo (Reply #24)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:36 AM

32. +1 again...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:19 AM

27. Check to see if you have any packages arriving before pulling out a gun

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:30 AM

29. Maybe they should wear bullet proof vests, huh?

Did he forget he ordered something from Amazon & it comes in two days? Maybe he should back off the pipe. He sounds a little paranoid.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:30 AM

30. I thought all big time celebrities

Lived behind locked gates.

I do, and I don't even play a celebrity on TV. I'm in the country, and I don't like people showing up unannounced at my front door. Packages are left at the gate.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:40 AM

33. The patronizing response by Amazon's SVP...

...is infinitely worse than Ice's initial post. I guarantee you that SVP would never have used such language if he'd been replying to a white musician/actor in his early 60's...

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Response to ADX (Reply #33)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:57 AM

35. It wasn't good

But it wasn't worse than him talking about shooting someone. The SVP didn't insult him, he actually complimented him. Of couse, he also didn't address the problem, which is bad.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:54 AM

34. How is he even allowed to own a firearm?

He has a very lengthy criminal record. Unless his gun is unregistered.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #34)

Wed May 22, 2019, 12:04 PM

37. Where is his criminal record?

I can't find it and Wiki usually has a legal troubles section. He also appears on films/TV.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice-T

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Response to Polybius (Reply #34)

Wed May 22, 2019, 12:14 PM

38. Uh ... how long ago are we talking? The 1980's?

Pretty sure one can regain one's right to own a firearm after ... you know, decades.

Esp. when one is a multi-millionaire.

Also, most likely Ice-T meant 'almost got shot by my live-in security guy', as opposed to himself.

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