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Uber Eats mystery is leaving this LA neighborhood with countless, food deliveries. But nobody knows why, and residents are over it

Business Insider logo Business Insider 3/17/2023 (Aidan Pollard)
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  • Residents of an LA neighborhood have been receiving unwanted food deliveries for weeks.
  • No one has been able to get to the bottom of a mystery, but Uber Eats has opened an investigation, ABC7 reported. 
  • One resident told ABC7 that the deliveries 'haunt my dreams.'

There's a food delivery mystery unfolding in a Los Angeles neighborhood.

Unwanted free food from Uber Eats — bags of McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Starbucks — have been arriving for weeks, but nobody can figure out why. 

"Before you knew it, the whole street was lined with bags of McDonald's and Starbucks, and nobody could explain where it was coming from," Morgan Currier told ABC7. "People have been getting upwards of 30 to 40 orders."

At first, some residents of the Highland Park neighborhood were excited to find free food on their doorsteps. But after three weeks of endless orders, the charm is gone. 

The deliveries have begun to "haunt my dreams," said resident William Neal to ABC7.  

Uber has launched an investigation into the unwanted fast food. But so far, no culprit has been found, ABC7 reported. 

Some residents also have been sleuthing, according to the Los Angeles Times. They've called the number listed on the order receipts, but it was disconnected. 

"I've been getting 20-piece nuggets with sweet and sour sauce," Morgan Currier, a vegetarian, told the LA Times.

"What a waste ... to send it to a vegetarian. I had a friend who I would text: 'Come on over and grab it.' And then even he said, 'I can't keep eating 20-piece chicken nuggets. I've reached my limit.'"

Even though residents haven't been able to stop the orders, or find out why they're showing up, it's been a kind of bonding experience.  

"There's just been more neighborly connections over it," Kelsey McManus told the LA Times. "And we've talked about doing our own investigation on it, doing a little podcast."


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