A Queens woman chosen the “white glove delivery service” when she bought a $2,400 mattress at Macy’s Herald Square — solely to be sexually assaulted by the deliveryman after the retail large subcontracted the job to a day laborer from an unlicensed trucking firm, a brand new lawsuit costs.
“I was in hysterics,” the 46-year-old sufferer informed The Post, recounting a cellphone dialog with a Macy’s customer support agent instantly after the terrifying March 7 incident.
“I told her my name and told her that I just had a delivery of this mattress and they needed to get this guy off the road right away because he’d tried to rape me,” stated the woman, who’s recognized as “Jane Doe” within the Manhattan Supreme Court suit.
The sufferer, an government assistant who works throughout the road from the Macy’s Manhattan flagship, splurged on an Aireloom Hybrid luxurious mattress during the President’s Day sale earlier this yr.
She opted for the “white glove delivery service” and “worry no more” mattress safety plan that included supply, setup and elimination of her outdated furnishings.
The woman, who lives alone, let two deliverymen who stated they have been from Macy’s into her condominium round midday on March 7, her suit says. One of the lads introduced her outdated mattress outdoors to the truck.
The different stayed behind, cornered her in her bed room, and grabbed her breasts, she stated.
“I tried to shove him off. I’m saying, ‘No! What are you doing? Get out! Stop,’” she recalled. “And he wouldn’t.
“I tried to keep myself calm and to just come out of there alive. My main goal was not to get hurt, I didn’t know what was going to happen. I also had heard him cutting up the plastic [on the mattress] with something sharp. It was a box cutter or something,” she stated, noting that she’d lately had surgical procedure to her Achilles tendon and wasn’t capable of run.
The deliveryman put her hand on his penis and his mouth on her breast. When he tried to drive himself on her, she informed him he couldn’t as a result of she’d had her interval.
“He stopped,” she recalled.
Before leaving, “He looked me in the face and said, ‘This is just between us,” she recounted by tears.
She referred to as the police after phoning Macy’s and was delivered to an area hospital for a DNA swab because the deliveryman had put his mouth on her breast, she stated.
But there was no match with existing DNA records, and the detective on the case stated it was closed one month later as a result of they weren’t capable of establish the deliveryman, in keeping with the sufferer’s lawyer, Susan Karten.
The detective didn’t return messages from The Post.
Macy’s had subcontracted the job to NEHDS Logistics, which in flip handed the work over to VJ Trucking LLC. The Elizabeth, NJ, outfit is listed as “out of service” with the US Department of Transportation, the suit says.
“She remains in constant fear of her attacker” and is suing Macy’s and the 2 trucking corporations for $50 million.
Reps for Macy’s and NEHDS Logistics didn’t return messages. The quantity for VJ Trucking LLC will not be in service.
“There are many ladies on this metropolis who open the door for deliverymen trusting that the corporate having the merchandise delivered has vetted the supply man, Karten stated.
“This can happen to anybody,” she stated.