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UPS delivery worker arrested after violent fight with co-worker in Fort Myers

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 06:32:59-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Police say a delivery driver has turned himself in for arrest after being involved in a violent confrontation with a co-worker this week.

It happened Monday night around 8 p.m. in the Botanica Lakes community off Treeline Avenue.

That's where residents say the confrontation took place between two UPS co-workers.

A security camera captured the moment police say Robinson brutally punched, pushed, and kicked the other UPS driver he was working with.

24-year-old James Robinson is now facing an Aggravated Battery charge after turning himself in to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Neighbor Lauren Oakley says the brutal attack began to unfold right by her front door, just as she was getting ready to read bedtime stories to her four children.

"My doorbell rang and it was her," said Oakley. "I could visibly see her and I saw him behind her."

Fearing for her children's safety, Oakley did not open the door but did call 911.

"I have slept maybe a combined four hours since this happened, my children cry when the doorbell rings. If they hear noises they get very startled and it's been very disturbing for all of us," said Oakley.

A UPS spokesperson released a statement regarding the incident:

“UPS immediately took our driver to the hospital for treatment after the incident, and is providing her with extended support through our Employee Assistance Program, and was shocked to see the violent behavior in the video. The actions by the former employee are abhorrent and his employment was immediately terminated. We are working with the local authorities, and we appreciate the homeowners who assisted our driver and provided the video footage that will help make sure justice is served.”