Neighbourhood Baffled After Being Bombarded With Free Food Deliveries
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A neighbourhood was left very confused after free Uber Eats deliveries kept arriving, despite the residents not ordering any food.
In a post on Reddit on Tuesday, 29 March, a user shared a picture of a sign made in an effort to stop the supposed free food deliveries, captioning the post: "To get Uber Eats to stop delivering unordered food".
In the accompanying picture a blue plaque can be seen along with the sign attached urging delivery drivers to stop.
The order on the doorstep was reportedly for a steak and white cheddar sandwich, large mac and cheese and chips from Panera, a bakery company in the states.
While free food might seem like the dream, the user revealed in the comments that the family couldn't enjoy it because they're vegan, with the resident adding they felt like they were 'being harassed in an elaborate way'.
"It's a mystery.
"They just keep delivering food to my neighbor's house. Over a week now," the post continued.
The user went on to say that their neighbours have used social media to let others know there's free food.
While the food keeps showing up, the user explained that their street address is 'actually a lengthy and unique street name', making the deliveries all the more odd.
"My neighbours are vegan and all these deliveries are for meats and cheeses they cannot eat. It's a very weird problem to have," the user told Newsweek.
The food seems to come from a mixed range of restaurants, including McDonald's, Arby's and local chains.
"One day last week our neighbours rang my doorbell and gave my daughter one of the orders from McDonald's with 90 chicken nuggets, plus one Quarter Pounder meal with a Hi-C drink," one person in the area claimed.
"On Monday of last week I saw three separate Uber Eats drivers drop off large orders from three separate restaurants for three separate customer names all within a few minutes of each other. The orders have come mostly during the day around meal times steadily since early last week," they continued.
They went on to add that the situation was 'kind of creepy actually' as their vegan neighbours can't eat what's being delivered, adding that the food ordering must be 'pricey'.
Those on Reddit continued to speculate on what might be behind the deliveries, from stolen credit cards, to someone unknowingly ordering food to the wrong address.
"That's a fairly strange problem to have, but I think I'd just eat it or post it to a local 'free stuff' group," wrote one user, while another said: "Expensive way of harassing someone."
"It's going to be hilarious if you check your credit card statement only to realize your kid has been ordering food on your card unbeknownst to you," joked a third.
LADbible has contacted Uber Eats for comment.
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