Authorities in Tennessee say a 31-year-old man staged a disturbing retaliatory act after expressing displeasure with the size of his delivery tip.
According to Fox News, Howard Webb was making a delivery last month for his employer, Dinner Delivered, when a video purportedly shows him complaining about the tip and placing his genitals inside a container of salsa from the local Mexican restaurant.
“This is what you get when you give an 89-cent tip for an almost 30-minute drive,” another person in the vehicle can be heard saying between laughs.
The man identified by police as Webb says at one point in the video that the salsa “feels so good” on his testicles.
He was arrested Friday on suspicion of adulterating food, liquids or pharmaceuticals.
Dinner Delivered addressed the situation in a social media post dismissing Webb as a “rogue independent contractor,” as reported by WBIR.
“These acts appear to be motivated by singular personal frustrations of this sole contractor, and are absolutely not reflective of the behavior of the remainder of our capable and customer-oriented delivery force or the principles and values of Dinner Delivered as an organization,” the company wrote.
The Maryville-based business noted that it contacted authorities upon learning of the alleged act.
“We deeply and sincerely apologize for the behavior of this lone outlier and any affected by it, and will be re-examining both our training and hiring policies to help ensure a situation like this does not occur again in the future,” the statement read.
[Featured image: Howard Webb, Blount County Sheriff’s Office]