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Delivery Driver Caught On CCTV Eating Customer's Pizza Express Dough Balls

Lucy Devine

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Delivery Driver Caught On CCTV Eating Customer's Pizza Express Dough Balls

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News and Media

A family have claimed their takeaway arrived 'half eaten' after their delivery driver 'tucked in' to their food on their driveway.

Stuart Knight, from Surrey, ordered a takeaway from Pizza Express last month, but when it arrived, he noticed that the seal on the box of dough balls was broken.

After opening, Stuart says there were only four dough balls in the box, where there should have been 16. Meanwhile, the garlic butter was reportedly half empty.

After checking CCTV footage, Stuart says the delivery driver could be seen rifling through the order, before tucking into the dough balls herself. You can watch the clip below:

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"The pizzas were fine but the boxes looked open for the dough balls," said Stuart.

"The kids opened it up and one of the girls goes 'I've only got three dough balls'. First of all I thought they might be trying to save money and just put a few in at a time so I checked online to see how many you're meant to get and the picture showed a lot more.

"We were left with four dough balls from two boxes and the butter was half eaten as well. There were still bits of bread in the butter so it was no accident.

"As soon as we saw the butter I said 'one of them has had it' so then I checked the CCTV and there she was sitting in the driveway eating it.

Stuart and his family were shocked that the dough balls had been half eaten (Credit: Kennedy News and Media)
Stuart and his family were shocked that the dough balls had been half eaten (Credit: Kennedy News and Media)

"I think there's meant to be about eight in each packet so she'd stuffed quite a few. You're not even meant to open the food and she was just sitting there going through it in our driveway."

The family ordered a margherita pizza, a margherita pizza with ham and two portions of dough balls to share. But after finding out the delivery driver had tucked in - and due to concerns about catching Covid through the delivery driver handling the food - they threw the remaining dough balls away and were left with only the pizzas, which were still in sealed boxes.

"We said 'do not touch anything' to the kids and my son had already taken his box up to his room so I told my daughter to run up and get it and take it away from him," said Stuart.

Stuart checked the CCTV (Credit: Kennedy News and Media)
Stuart checked the CCTV (Credit: Kennedy News and Media)

"The pizzas were okay because we checked and they were still sealed and from what we could see on the camera it looked like she'd gone into the boxes of the dough balls.

"If there was a little box on there to say 'donate a box of dough balls to the driver' then I would've ticked that if they're that hungry and it wouldn't have been a problem to me but she stole it, that's the thing."

The family ordered dough balls and pizzas to share (Credit: Kennedy News and Media)
The family ordered dough balls and pizzas to share (Credit: Kennedy News and Media)

Stuart says he received a refund for the dough balls and now checks every takeaway order thoroughly to ensure it hasn't been tampered with.

Pizza Express were contacted for comment.

Topics: Food and Drink

Lucy Devine
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