The delivery note described the package as being 'in the back garden', when in fact it had landed on a neighbours extension two fences away
By John Lucas
1st December 2017, 9:52 pmUpdated: 2nd December 2017, 12:21 am
A COURIER is caught on camera hurling a girl’s Christmas present 20ft over gardens on to a roof.
Dad Jamie Sinfield got a note through his door saying the £107 gift from Next was “in the back garden”.
Evie's present landed on a roof next door to dad Jamie's garden
When he failed to find the parcel he checked CCTV and was shocked to see the man throwing it over two fences onto a neighbour’s extension.
Heathrow baggage handler Jamie, 40, said: “You can see the courier laugh as the idea comes to him. I can only describe it as like a discus throw.
“It shows complete disregard. He didn’t know if I had a pool, or a dog that would chew it.”
Jamie, who ordered the gift for daughter Evie, nine, above, added: “If it hadn’t been for the CCTV it would probably still be up there. I had to leave it for the night and borrow a ladder.
Preparing to throw, the courier seen on CCTV swinging the parcel backwards to gain momentum
It was thrown with enough force for the parcel to land on a neighbours roof
No care for the customer or contents as the driver lobs the gift skyward
“Fortunately it wasn’t delicate, not that he gave a toss.
“The card said ‘Back garden’. But what it needed to say was, ‘I’ve left it on the roof.’
Footage also shows the courier dumping another box over a neighbour’s fence in West Drayton, Middlesex.
Jamie who lives with wife Tarah, 38, and other kids Harry, six, and Rubie, 12, added: “It’s disgusting, especially in the run-up to Christmas where so many deliveries are for kids.”
Dad Jamie Sinfield and his daughter Evie with the parcel that had been on top of a roof overnight
great uncle's home'
In August, The Sun told how a Hermes driver was caught on camera carelessly tossing items into a van in Preston.
Another was filmed throwing a grandad’s garden ornaments into a van, causing them to smash.
Hermes had not replied to a request to comment about Jamie’s parcel last night.