NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A delivery man was arrested for allegedly placing a bill and his hand, NYPD officer’s food, then put it online.
Lance Layne has been removed from Site 61 in Sheepshead Bay on Thursday night.
“Did you put something in the food?” Alice Gainer of CBS2 asked.
“No. of course. It was a joke. They have no notes,” Layne said.
A video from a Layne account claimed to be his shows the DoorDash delivery man placing his finger in the food, along with a note that reads, “May the food be good.”
He left food in the second precinct.
He was later arrested.
“It was a joke that got out of hand. They have no notes, nothing at all,” Layne said.
The 30-year-old insisted the precinct was not the target. He rolled down the window of a police car to continue speaking to reporters.
“I have nothing against them,” he said.
Layne was pardoned for conspiring to kill an NYPD officer in 2011 and had seven previous arrests.
“Nothing against them. It was a joke. They know it,” he said.
In a statement, DoorDash called this behavior “unacceptable,” adding in part, “We have deactivated Dasher, contacted the customer concerned, and stand ready to assist law enforcement .”
They also said, “All Dashers must pass criminal background checks and motor vehicle background checks before being approved for delivery on our platform. We also conduct periodic checks on active Dashers.”
Layne was charged with willfully assaulting a police officer, tampering with consumer products and forging a criminal.