‘It was a crazy experience’: Kettering officer delivers lunch after food service driver arrested

Published: Thursday, May 09, 2019 @ 3:16 PM
Updated: Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 12:39 PM

Kettering officer delivers lunch after food service driver arrested

One Kettering police officer took the saying "to protect and to serve" a step further by delivering a food order after a delivery driver was arrested. 

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The driver was stopped for a traffic violation when police realized the man didn't have a driver's license, Kettering police officer Joe Ferrell said. 

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The driver told Officer Eric Rustad he was just trying to make a living, so Rustad decided to help.

He offered to make the delivery for the driver so he could receive credit for it and the customer would still get their food, Ferrell said.

“He said [Officer Rustad] said well I have some good and some bad news. The good news was he had my food, the bad news was the dasher was arrested,” said Madison Mast, who ordered the food. “It was a crazy experience.”

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Luckily, the delivery was within the City of Kettering, allowing Rustad to be able to bring the customer their lunch. 

"I have so much respect for him doing that," Mast said. 

"Now that's customer service!" read a post on Kettering Police Department's Facebook page. "Nice job Officer Rustad for going above and beyond." 

The delivery driver is facing multiple traffic violations and his vehicle was towed, said Ferrell.