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By Mike Hazlip—
A DoorDash spokeswoman said Thursday that the company deactivated a delivery driver after security camera footage from a local Citrus Heights restaurant was publicized appearing to show the driver stealing a tip jar from the restaurant’s counter last week.
“Trust and respect in our community is extremely important, and this disgraceful behavior is never tolerated,” a spokeswoman for DoorDash told The Sentinel in an email Thursday. “We have reached out to Antojitos Locos to offer our support and immediately removed the Dasher from the platform.”
Antojitos Locos, an eatery featuring Mexican snack foods at 7815 Sunrise Blvd., shared surveillance footage of the incident on social media last week. The owner told The Sentinel the theft had been committed by an “impatient” DoorDash driver who had become agitated because an order was not ready and began using profanity before taking the tip jar and leaving the restaurant.
DoorDash would not reveal the individual’s name, but did confirm the company deactivated his account. Dashers must agree to a code of conduct posted on the company’s website before being approved as a driver. There is an appeal process for any Dashers who have been deactivated, according to the company.
To become a Dasher, an individual must be 18 or older, have some form of transportation, provide a driver’s license number, social security number, and consent to a background check, the company says on its website.
There was about $20 in cash when the tip jar was stolen, according to Antojitos Locos owner Tiffany Martinez.
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