A video of car dealership employees in Westport getting into a heated argument with a local pizza delivery man over $7 has led to Internet anger and a personal apology.
The video, posted on Liveleak, begins with a delivery man returning $7 in cash to the dealership that he had thought was a tip. By the end of the video, one dealership worker threatens to “put my foot in your ass” and another says he will call the delivery man’s manager and get him fired.
The delivery man in the video is an employee at Palace Pizza named Jarrid Tansey, according to two employees there. Lianette Hernandez, a cook and cashier, and Adam Willoughby, a manager, confirmed the video came from an interaction at the nearby dealership F&R Auto Sales on Saturday.
The total bill for the pizza and drinks was just over $42, Hernandez said, and dealership workers gave Tansey $50 in two twenties and two fives. In the video, Tansey says he confirmed that they wanted to give the whole $50, and then left with what he assumed was a $7-and-change tip.
However, the dealership then called the pizza place back and forced him to return the $7-and-change, and he was left without a tip, leading to the heated conversation on video.
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This particular video came from the security camera of the car dealership and appears to have been originally posted by someone from the dealership as an example of how to treat pizza delivery guys. Apparently the employees were so self righteous in their belief that they were justified in how they behaved that it never occurred to *not* publish the video exposing their abuse. The pizza delivery guy was handed 2 twenties and 2 fives for a bill totaling a little over $42.00, he confirmed he was to keep the change as a tip yet the employees of the dealership called the pizza restaurant after Tansey left and demanded Taney return the $7.00 in change. Tansey has a point….why hand him a five dollar bill if you intended to get it back? Wouldn’t it have been more accurate to simply have handed him 2 twenties and *ONE* five.
After this video went viral, the public backlash against the F&R Auto Sales dealership was intense and targeted with the Yelp and Google review pages being inundated with negative reviews and the dealership’s web page being so swamped that it was failing to load. It was an epic public relations failure, the worst kind of “advertising” a business can get. Who would want to buy a car from a business who hires sales people who are willing to swindle a pizza delivery guy out of his tip that was already given to him? That was a very expensive pizza indeed.