A white woman in Los Angeles was caught on video harassing a Black delivery driver for Postmates and blocking him from dropping off a food order to another tenant in her building.
“Is this a holdup?” the woman can be seen asking the delivery driver at the beginning of the video, as they stand outside an apartment building in Westwood.
The man, later identified as Jordan Gipson, posted a video of the confrontation to Instagram on Wednesday.
“Why are you wearing that green thing?” the mask-less woman says, referring to Gipson’s face covering. “Why is that Dodgers cap in black? I’m glad I was here. We don’t buzz people in.”
“So you’re not going to let me in to deliver this food?” asked Gipson. “I have the number.” He moved to enter it on the keypad.
“Don’t point that sh*t at me!” she snapped, referring to the cellphone he was using to record. “Don’t deliver anything here, we don’t want you here. I don’t want you here. I don’t want you here at all.”
“There’s a woman at the door,” Gipson told the tenant through the intercom.
“Hello? Who is this?” demanded the woman, leaning close to speak to the tenant.
“Excuse me, can you back away from me now?” said Gipson.
“Who’s speaking?” the woman continued. “I live in this building. Who is this?” She appeared skeptical that the tenant lived in the building, even though they were speaking through the building’s intercom. “I’m not letting this man in, can I bring your food to you?”
“Who are you, who is this?” asked the tenant, confused.
“I live here, asshole! And I pay rent here,” the woman snapped.
“I do too, so what are you asking?” said the tenant.
“I’m asking you to get out of my building because you don’t live here,” said the woman.
“I’m a Black man, I’m trying to deliver—”
“I don’t care if he’s a purple man! He doesn’t live here,” said the woman. “I don’t know him and I don’t want people buzzing him into my building … he’s not a delivery boy, he has no car, no bike, nothing.”
“That car that I pulled up in? That’s my white car,” he said, pointing to it.
Finally, the person who placed the order opens the door and accepts the delivery, as the woman continues to rant.
“Crazy,” Gipson says as he walks back to his car.