Saturday 22nd June 2024

Angie Harmon is suing Instacart and the delivery driver who shot and killed her dog while delivering groceries. The suit comes more than a month after Harmon shared on Instagram that her dog, Oliver, was killed by an Instacart delivery man.

Court documents obtained by PEOPLE state that Harmon, 51 is suing the grocery delivery service and the driver, identified as Christopher Anthoney Reid, for alleged trespassing, conversion, negligence, negligent supervision/hiring, invasion of privacy and negligent misrepresentation. Harmon is seeking over $25,000 in damages, though the exact amount will be determined at trial.

Attorneys for Harmon claim in the filing that the actress scheduled a grocery delivery from a Charlotte, North Carolina grocery chain on March 30. Harmon believed she was interacting with the delivery driver named “Merle,” whose profile picture depicted an older woman, however, Reid was the one who arrived at Harmon’s property to deliver the groceries. The suit alleges that Harmon “heard what sounded like a gun shot” with her children in the backyard, noting that “Ms. Harmon immediately ran downstairs to determine to source of what she thought was a gun shot.” When she arrived outside, Harmon allegedly noticed Reid “was placing a gun in the front of his pants, potentially in his pant pocket. Looking to the side, she saw that her beloved dog, Oliver, was shot. Although shot, Oliver was still alive.” Harmon then rushed the animal to the veterinarian’s office, where Oliver died.

Harmon appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday with her daughters, Emery and Avery, to discuss the incident and its impact on their family. Harmon told ABC News’ Juju Chang: “It’s so unfathomable to think that there is somebody in your front driveway that just fired a gun. You don’t ever forget that sound.”  The Rizzoli & Isles alum said that after the incident, officers from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department arrived after the incident and questioned Reid, but closed the investigation before a necropsy or animal autopsy was performed.

Instacart shared a statement about the incident to PEOPLE in April, noting they have suspended the shopper from the platform and worked with local law enforcement on their investigation. On May 14, the company provided a further statement: “Our hearts continue to be with Ms. Harmon and her family following this disturbing incident. While we cannot comment on pending litigation, we have no tolerance for violence of any kind, and the shopper account has been permanently deactivated from our platform.”

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