A DoorDash Driver was arrested for an undisclosed crime in Sioux Falls, S.D., while making a delivery, so a kind police officer finished his route. The incident happened on Tuesday, and it is needless to say that the woman who placed the order was surprised.
Even though the crime the driver was arrested for wasn’t disclosed, it raises a question of background checks and customers’ safety.
This Is Not the Standard Procedure, Police Say
Police spokesman Sam Clemens stated that this is not a standard procedure, but little things like these are welcome because they show that officers go above and beyond helping people out.
Who Are the People Delivering Our Orders?
Social networks are overwhelmed with videos captured by a smart doorbell cam, showing a kind officer delivering food to Anastasia Elsinger, 24. But, there is a general feeling that people are focusing on the wrong thing. The kindness of the act diverts attention from the fact that the DoorDash driver was arrested. Even though the crime is not yet disclosed, the fact remains that it was enough to get him arrested. So, who are the people that come to our doors when we order via DoorDash?
DoorDash Screens Its Delivery Partners
According to the DoorDash website, the company uses Checkr to run secure background checks on all drivers.
Furthermore, its driver application page says that background checks are mandatory. It leads us to conclude that the crime that got the driver arrested was new and made public after they signed up as a company delivery partner.
Since background check services mostly rely on public records, it is more likely a public administration’s fault than the company’s.