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Food delivery driver points loaded gun at customer who asked about order status, affidavit says

"You wouldn’t like it if someone rushed you, would you?" he told the victim, according to the affidavit.

AUSTIN, Texas — A food delivery driver has been arrested after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at one of his customers, according to an affidavit.

On Sept. 8, 2019, Thomas Alexander Gray, 29, was reportedly working for the Favor app when he arrived at the Texas Rowing Center to deliver food past the estimated delivery time.

According to the affidavit, the customer texted Gray several times asking about the delivery status and when the food would arrive.

Police said Gray pulled into the parking lot with the customer’s food and had a semi-automatic handgun in his lap. He then allegedly grabbed the gun and a loaded magazine.

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Gray reportedly chambered a round, pointing the gun at the victim.

Credit: Austin Police Department
Thomas Gray

“You wouldn’t like it if someone rushed you, would you?” he told the victim, according to the affidavit. “You really shouldn’t rush people because it might ruin your day.”

The customer told police he was frozen with fear and did not run away. He believed he was going to be shot and killed, the document said.

Gray handed the victim his food and drove away, the affidavit said.

Gray was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Court records show he was in custody at the Travis County Jail.

On Wednesday, Favor issued the following statement:

"This individual is no longer a delivery driver on our platform, and we took immediate action on the day of the incident to block their access to the app pending investigation. Drivers are prohibited from carrying firearms of any kind while using our platform. We take the safety of the community very seriously and have been cooperating with law enforcement to aid in their investigation."


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