69-year-old restaurant owner attacked by Grubhub driver picking up order, metro Atlanta police say

  • In US
  • 2023-02-05 05:56:03Z
  • By WSB Cox articles

Grubhub is responding after police accused one of their food delivery drivers of attacking and robbing a Sandy Springs restaurant owner.

Police say Abedal Ebeid, 32, walked into Aldo's Italian Restaurant on Roswell Road just before 5 p.m. on Jan. 10 when the restaurant opens for a dinner crowd.

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The owner told Channel 2′s Courtney Francisco he allowed the man in to pick up an order for a customer and that's when he attacked. The owner fought back, and the attacker ran off.

The owner called 911 during the robbery and officers said they were able to make a quick arrest.

Ebeid was in jail hours later and charged with disorderly conduct-disturbing peace.


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Grubhub spokesperson Liza Dee released a statement that read in part, "We have absolutely no tolerance for misconduct."

According to Dee, the company removed the driver from the platform.

"Before any partner begins delivering with us, we do extensive motor vehicle and criminal background checks," Dee's statement continued.

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Channel 2 asked what other popular food delivery apps do to protect people from potentially dangerous drivers.

Door Dash issued this statement:



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