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‘Law & Order’ actor Angie Harmon sues Instacart and shopper who shot and killed her dog



'Law & Order' actor Angie Harmon sues Instacart and shopper who shot and killed her dog
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Actor Angie Harmon final week sued Instacart and a former Instacart shopper who advised police he shot and killed her canine in self-defense throughout a cease at her North Carolina dwelling on the finish of March.

Harmon, recognized for her roles on tv sequence similar to “Regulation & Order” and “Rizolli & Isles,” posted concerning the incident on her social media accounts final month. On Friday, she filed a lawsuit in opposition to the corporate and Christopher Anthoney Reid in Mecklenburg County alleging negligence, trespassing, infliction of emotional misery and invasion of privateness.

In accordance with Harmon’s go well with, Reid impersonated one other individual as a client on the app. He glided by the title “Merle,” and the consumer profile image was of an older lady, it says.

Harmon says in her go well with she had no thought the individual she communicated with on the app was “a tall and intimidating youthful man” who confirmed up at her dwelling to make the supply.

On the time of the supply, Harmon was upstairs, whereas her daughters have been within the yard with one other grownup, she stated. She stated she heard a gunshot and instantly rushed downstairs in worry of her kids’s security.

She stated that she then noticed Reid “putting a gun within the entrance of his pants, probably in his pant pocket,” and that her beloved canine Oliver was shot.

“It is so unfathomable to assume there’s any person in your entrance driveway that simply fired a gun,” Harmon advised ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview that aired Wednesday.

Reid couldn’t be reached for remark Wednesday at a cellphone quantity listed for him in public data.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Division stated in a press release on the time that officers responded to the house however that no prison costs have been pursued because the supply driver stated he’d acted in self-defense.

“The motive force advised officers {that a} canine attacked him whereas he was on the residence and that he defended himself by firing a single gunshot, putting and mortally wounding the canine,” the assertion stated. “One other canine was current on the residence however didn’t assault.”

Harmon advised “Good Morning America” there was no seen indicators that her canine attacked Reid, and her go well with says he “had ample alternative” to depart the property unhurt with out capturing the canine.

She additionally accuses Instacart of negligible hiring practices.

Instacart stated in a press release in response to a request for remark that it has no tolerance of violence of any variety.

“Our hearts proceed to be with Ms. Harmon and her household following this disturbing incident,” the assertion stated. “Whereas we can not touch upon pending litigation, we have now no tolerance for violence of any variety, and the consumer account has been completely deactivated from our platform.”

In accordance with Instacart’s web site, a client may be deactivated for creating an unsafe surroundings, which incorporates carrying a weapon whereas performing firm companies. It additionally says Instacart conducts background checks on customers.