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Every day they fight a fierce battle to be the first to collect the orders to be delivered. A race against time for a few euros. A “war” of delivery men turned to violence blue green (Val d’Oise).
It is a delivery man in this context Uber eats was seriously injured in a dispute between employees of the ready meal delivery service. Charged with serious violence in the Pontoise Criminal Court on June 30, two of the attackers were sentenced to prison terms.
A lung punctured by a screwdriver blow
The facts go back to the night of May 26-27. While customers placed orders MC Donalds from Sarcelles several delivery men gather in front of the fast food. Among them Karim and Samir. On site, the principle is as simple as the fight is hard. After the order is prepared by the McDonald’s employees, the first delivery man who comes to them leaves with it.
While Karim and Samir stay as close as possible to the fast food restaurant’s door, they are apprehended by a group who orders them off the premises and explains to them that they are on their territory. But the two men refuse. The audio rises before a fight breaks out. After being hit with his anti-theft scooter, one of the two victims received a screwdriver blow in the chest. An attack that could have been fatal to him as the tool’s blade had punctured one of his lungs. Hospitalized in an emergency, the man is prescribed 15 days of Itt.
Identified by surveillance camera images, two of the attackers, including the one who struck the screwdriver, were arrested.
“We were just defending ourselves”
In court, the two suspects, who are of Afghan origin, try to play down the facts with the help of an interpreter. Haleem mutters a few words from his box to the latter, assuring: “We didn’t start, we just defended. “A version that does not hold, the videos recorded that night prove the opposite, as stated by the President of the Court. Stéphane Billiet then questions him about the bloodstained screwdriver found in his scooter. Again, Haleem tries to shake off his guilt. “I didn’t hit him on purpose, I don’t know how I hurt him. “Either you can accept, or you can continue to bring apples to court,” replies the judge.
If he realizes it is his screwdriver, the suspect swears that he only took it out to defend himself against the two victims who tried to attack him with their anti-theft scooter. “The chain was used by the attackers against the victims,” replies her attorney for the victims.
Cornered, the two defendants trust that they will regret their actions. “We left Afghanistan to settle in a peaceful country, we no longer want to live in violence. »
“All the delivery people are being exploited and it’s Uber rubbing their hands. »
“It’s a vulgar turf war,” denounced the lawyer for the civil parties, before adding in a tongue-in-cheek tone against the two accused: “I’m sorry that my clients are unaware of this tacit zone rule. »
“Rule” that the defender of the company Uber Eats wants to put on his back: “There is an uberization of society, it has become a race for delivery, he denounces. All the delivery people are being exploited and it’s Uber rubbing their hands. When the council pleads with the court for leniency by demanding a suspended sentence for its clients, it is not heard.
Haleem was subsequently sentenced to six months in prison and €1,500 in compensation for the victims. His accomplice Hilal was sentenced to four months in prison and 500 euros in damages.
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