Amazon Driver Allegedly Fired for Dunking on Basketball Hoop Says He Would Do It Again

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take. But as one Amazon delivery driver recently found out, sometimes you shouldn't shoot at all.

A TikTok user and alleged former Amazon employee with the username Jazzaiha posted a video December 20 in which he is walking away from a home, seemingly from dropping off a delivery.

The video, titled, "How I Got Fired From Amazon," has 1.6 million views, over 20,800 likes and over 500 comments. It is the only video uploaded on his account.

The camera view is of a two-story home with some Christmas decorations and a basketball hoop in the driveway. After disappearing out of view for a few seconds, the driver appears and dunks a basketball on the basket before the video cuts.

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A former Amazon delivery driver claims he was fired for dunking on a customer's basketball net. Here, an Amazon Prime truck making deliveries on a suburban street on May 6, 2020, in San Ramon, California. Smith Collection/Getty

People were skeptical about the 11-second video and whether the individual was actually fired from the company for a simple dunk. Others questioned who recorded the footage, as well as where the basketball came from.

The alleged employee who posted the video was asked in the comments how the company found out. He replied that a neighbor's Ring camera recorded the incident and then "snitched" by posting the video on the Nextdoor app.

Some users pointed at this video as another sign of how employees are treated. One user said the act was not egregious and should not be treated as such.

"Imagine some kid sketched out a hopskotch in chalk on the driveway and a driver does a little hop and skip through it," a user said. "Fired and arrested, probably."

Another user said the situation would be different if the employee had broken or destroyed the basketball hoop, but that didn't happen.

One user, a logistics supervisor, commented and said employees are only supposed to touch packages and not customers' personal property—especially in the age of COVID-19.

Two other users said that employees of Amazon or otherwise should never touch people's property, notably due to the legals risks associated with doing so.

"It makes sense to me," one man said. "It's the owners property. Also, Amazon is liable if the employee gets hurt or brakes [sic] something."

It's not just the company that could be in legal jeopardy, another user opined.

"That's a legal liability issue for the homeowner," a TikToker said. "If you got hurt you could sue. Be courteous of private property."

One user joked that the employee saw an opportunity and took it. The allegedly fired employee replied, "Yessir and I'd do it again if I could."

This was not the first incident involving an Amazon employee to make its rounds on the social media platform.

A video, taken and posted October 24, has been viewed 11.7 million times and involved a woman in a black dress exiting an Amazon Prime van. In the video, you can see what looks to be an Amazon employee holding the door so the woman can depart the vehicle.

Newsweek reached out to Amazon for comment.