Amazon customer stunned as parcel 'thrown through upstairs window'

Jamie Johnson
An Amazon customer was left stunned after a delivery driver hurled a box of lightbulbs through an upstairs window

An Amazon customer was left stunned after a delivery driver hurled a box of lightbulbs through an upstairs window while she was out.

Claudine McLaren returned home on Monday to find a note saying the parcel had been 'left in the safe place you told us about'.

The driver added it had been 'put through an open window' on the 'sorry we missed you' card.

Claudine said she thought the message was strange, as all the downstairs windows were closed, but found the box of £9.99 LED lightbulbs on the floor of her spare bedroom.

The 43-year-old yoga teacher said: "I was absolutely amazed.

"The window is over 10 feet in the air, and there is no evidence he used a ladder. And there is nothing to stand on. He must have just stood on the pavement outside and chucked it through the window.

"I'm surprised he managed to get it in. The window isn't much bigger than the box itself. He must have been very confident in his own ability to do it. My mum thinks he must be a cricketer or something."

Ms Claudine, of Houghton-on-the-Hill, Leics, added: "I receive quite a lot of packages from Amazon, and if I'm not in the driver usually leaves them around the back in the garden.

"I opened the door, and on the mat was the delivery note saying he had put it through the open window.

"I was baffled as all the downstairs ones were closed. The only open one was the upstairs spare room. I went upstairs and sure enough, there on the floor was the box.

"Fortunately, it was very well padded and the bulbs weren't damaged. So I just found the whole thing hilarious. But if they'd been broken, I might have felt differently."

The mum-of-two, who runs the Sunshine and Light yoga class in her home village, added: "The package could also have ended up on the roof, or anywhere.

"And it could have hit a child in the room, or a pet. It wasn't particularly heavy, but if it had hit a newborn baby in a cot, for example, it wouldn't have done it much good.

"I just found it very weird. The driver ticked the 'we left it in the safe place you told us about' box - but that certainly isn't an open window ten feet in the air."

An Amazon spokesman said: "We have very high standards for our delivery partners and expect every package to be handled with care."