Uber Eats delivery boy disrupts basketball game to find McDonald’s customer
A college basketball game was disrupted in Pennsylvania when an Uber Eats delivery boy ended up walking on the court in his search for a customer who had ordered from McDonald’s.
The unusual incident occurred about four minutes into the second half of a game between Duquesne Dukes and Loyola Ramblers on Wednesday at the UPMC Cooper FieldHouse in Pittsburgh, according toUPI.
The play-by-play announcers were in disbelief as it became clear that the invader was actually a delivery executive dropping off what would have been a Big Mac for Uber Eats — in the middle of a basketball match.
"Was he going to deliver the McDonald's to somebody on the court? Can we rule that out?" one of the commentators could be heard saying on the ESPN+ broadcast.
"Maybe I'll put my hand up, I'm getting a little hungry,” another said jokingly.
Philip Alston, a junior year student at Loyola, had possession of the ball and was attempting to get past a defender when the Uber Eats man came within inches of him.
The delivery boy nearly ran into the 6-foot-6 forward before being spotted by a referee, who stopped the game.
However, the Duquesne team, which won 72-58 against Loyola, saw the funny side of it.
"I really didn't see it," Duquesne coach Kieth Dambrot recalled during a post-match press conference. "I saw the video after the game. Our guys were dying laughing."
He also noted that the man had a job to do and that he "did his job well".
Spectators at the live basketball game confirmed on Twitter that the delivery boy eventually found the hungry customer.