CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A woman told Channel 9 a man who claimed to be an Amazon worker snuck into her northwest Charlotte home and locked the door. Amazon later confirmed the driver was delivering packages for the company.
She told anchor John Paul that her dog was able to scare him off.
After, the same suspect, later identified as Isaiah McCall, 26, led officers on a chase that ended in Huntersville, just after 11 a.m. Monday on Huntersville-Concord Road near Glendale Drive.
The woman said the man rang the doorbell at her home on River Hills Court and asked if she had a package that she wasn’t supposed to get. After, she shut the door.
In video from her doorbell camera, McCall can be seen going around the side and peering in. He comes back a few minutes later, and the woman said he pushed his way in and locked the door.
She said she panicked, but said her dog, Conway, came to the rescue. She told Conway to get him and the dog lunged at the man. She said he fumbled back to unlock the door, she pushed him out and locked the door behind him.
“Why would you be so bold to do it in daylight, especially in this neighborhood,” said neighbor Melvin McCoy.
He said he didn’t hear any commotion, but saw McCall with the Amazon vest walking through the neighborhood and following the victim.
“She walks her dog everyday around the same time, all the way around the block. She comes back and went right in that way. He came right in behind her, basically he targeted her, but he targeted the wrong one though,” McCoy said.
A short time later, Chopper 9 Skyzoom was overhead the scene in Huntersville, where police found McCall after a short chase. He appears to be wearing the same red pants as seen in video from the victim, minus the Amazon vest.
The woman told Paul that police took her to the scene to identify him.
According to police, McCall was charged with breaking and/or entering, fleeing/eluding arrest and resisting a public officer.
McCall no longer delivers for Amazon, company officials told Channel 9 in a statement.
Full statement from Amazon:
“The safety and security of our customers is our top priority and we’re thankful the customer is safe. This incident does not represent the high standards we have for drivers who deliver our packages, and we can confirm the individual shown in the video is no longer delivering packages for Amazon. We’ll continue to support the local police department with their investigation.”
- Any information that we receive about impersonators is thoroughly investigated and routed to law enforcement when appropriate.
- Customers will not be asked to sign for deliveries (unless there is alcohol in your delivery).
- Drivers will not ask to enter your home unless you have specifically set up an in-home delivery.
- We have a variety of ways we work with customers to provide visibility and options to their package delivery, these include:
- Order Tracking
- Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery
- Amazon package pickup network
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