An officer with the Jonesboro Police Department went beyond his duties to protect and serve by serving dinner to a woman who had placed an order through a delivery service.
According to the department, Officer Tyler Williams assisted Officer Levi Chism with an arrest during a traffic stop on June 29. They learned that the person arrested was a driver for DoorDash en route to make a delivery. Police say Williams took it upon himself to get the food out of the vehicle before it was towed. He got the address of the delivery from the arrestee and made the delivery on his behalf.
When Williams knocked on the door, the recipient seemed confused to see the officer. “Your DoorDash guy got arrested, so I brought your food to you,” Williams explained. In the body camera video, you can see surprise quickly turn into laughs as Williams handed over the food.
The DoorDash driver was charged for driving with a suspended or revoked license, no proof of liability and a failure to appear warrant out of a neighboring county. A spokeswoman for DoorDash provided the following statement: “The safety of our community is extremely important and we take reports of this nature very seriously. We have deactivated the Dasher involved and are in touch with law enforcement to support their investigation in any way we can.”
ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: NBC15.COM
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