DoorDash driver delivers food before returning to write ‘strange’ code on house
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People are flooding to social media theorising why a DoorDash delivery driver wrote a 'strange' code on a customer's house.
Catch the eerie footage here:
Abigail - who goes by the username 'Yellow Enthusiast' - took to Reddit last week to share a video from her security camera located at the front of her house.
The caption reads: "Door dasher writing on the side of my house."
Indeed, in the video, a person can be seen walking down the driveway towards Abigail's home. As the person walks up to the house, a car can be seen in the background at the top of the driveway, a person getting out to put something in Abigail's trashcans.
The shot then switches to a different angle, showing the first person - the delivery driver - leaning into the side of the property. According to the New York Post, the driver writes '514' on Abigail's house in permanent marker.
People have flocked to the Reddit post to weigh in with their theories why the DoorDash delivery returned to Abigail's property to write on her house and what '514' could mean.
One user suggested: "Check to see if your vehicle is a targeted . After a quick search of 'hyundai elantra theft' pulled some interesting results. Just a thought."
"If it's a code for theft, it could be that your car in the video is being marked to have the catalytic converter stolen. Hyundais, in particular, have very easily accessible catalytic converters.
"We had someone provide a service at our house recently, and the next day, the catalytic converter was gone. While we can't prove it was related to the previous service, I suspect that some of the jobs that come to houses have people keeping an eye out for those who would come by later. Probably get a cut.
"If your car is being parked in the driveway often, they could see it as an easy mark to hit at night. That's where we park ours, and it made it an "easy in and out" for those who drive around at night looking for opportunities. They can cut them off the vehicle incredibly quickly. If you can, I'd think about parking it in the garage," another echoed.
A third said: "That's just weird! Especially if it's not your address. Maybe marking your place for casing it later."
And a final resolved: "I would contact doordash and let them know. Best and likely case he’s a scumbag ripping someone else off who lives at that number address and sent the photo as proof of delivery for them while taking care of yours (assuming that’s not your address number).
"I will say the second car is a big potential red flag though. Did they seem affiliated with one another? Any particular reason they would view you as a potential mark other than being able to afford Uber eats? So odd the one car would use your garbage while he writes on your home, it just feels odd even for a coincidence."
According to the New York Post, Abigail has contacted DoorDash and the police.
A spokesperson for DoorDash told the Post 'strict actions will be taken against the dasher'.
A spokesperson for DoorDash told UNILAD: "It goes without saying that we would never condone vandalism and we take these reports seriously. After investigating this incident, we have removed the Dasher from the platform and have been in touch with the customer to help make things right."