A car dealership is under fire after a video was posted to YouTube showing its employees arguing with a pizza delivery man over a $7 tip, with one of the staff members at the auto shop using expletives and calling for the man to be fired following a misunderstanding over the bill.
The deliveryman, identified in a Boston Globe report as Jarrid Tansey, an employee at Palace Pizza, can be seen on footage captured inside F&R Auto Sales in Westport, Massachusetts, Saturday, returning tip money he had been given during a previous trip to deliver food to the dealership.
The initial bill for the order of pizza and drinks came to $42 and some change and Tansey was reportedly given $50, comprised of two $20 bills and two $5 bills. The staffers apparently didn't ask for change and the delivery man left with a $7 tip — or so he thought.
A pizza delivery man was forced to return a $7 tip in a now-viral video (YouTube)
F&R Auto Sales reportedly called Palace Pizza and complained, forcing Tansey to return and give the money back. And that's when the video was recorded of him verbally clashing with staffers.
While it is not confirmed how the clip was made public or who uploaded it, it appeared to come from surveillance video captured inside the shop; the initial YouTube clip has now been made private by the original poster, though it has been uploaded to Live Leak and at least one additional YouTube account.
"Here's your change," Tansey said to one employee upon returning to hand the money back. "It just doesn't make sense why you would hand me a bill that you were just going to have me drive back here to give you back anyway."
When the employee pushed back, Tansey asked, "So you handed me a $5 bill that you were going to ask for back?"
The individual responded, "Correct."
Another woman working at the dealership intervened in the relatively calm exchange and said, "Let's not be mad." To that, Tansey said that he wasn't angry, though he noted that he had to waste resources to go back to the F&R and hand the cash back.
In the end, the debate didn't end well, with Tansey exiting and the female employee threatening to "put my foot in your a**" after he walked out the door, the Boston Globe reported.
"It's okay, you got your $7 back, so the world is right now," Tansey sarcastically said before leaving.
Another employee can be heard moments later calling for the delivery man's job.
"Get the owner and the f***ing manager on the phone," he said. "I want that motherf***er done. I want him fired."
Watch the video below (caution: strong language):
In the end, though, Palace Pizza manager Adam Willoughby told the Boston Globe that it was the owner of the dealership who came by later to apologize.
Both Willoughby and another staff member at the pizza shop, Lianette Hernandez, said that this isn't the first time the shop had a problem with F&R Auto Sales.
Tansey was not disciplined over the incident.
The public has reacted strongly to the video, with a Go Fund Me campaign emerging that is aimed at getting Tansey his lost tip money. So far that campaign has brought in more than $2,500 — above and beyond than the initial $7 that sparked the debate.
The Daily Mail reported that poor reviews have been posted on F&R Auto Sales' Yelp page and that Facebook has been flooded with negative comments.
(H/T: Boston Globe)