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Angie Harmon is Suing Instacart, the Driver Who Murdered Her Dog

Angie Harmon is suing for the horrific killing of her dog.

In early April, Angie Harmon accused an Instacart delivery driver of murdering her dog. The emotional post expressed her despair, shock and outrage at the senseless loss.

The actress’ attempt to bring the alleged murderer to justice failed. According to them, the police simply whitewashed the matter when the shooter claimed “self-defense” without evidence.

But Angie Harmon’s quest for justice for her dog and her family takes a different path: she sues.

Angie Harmon in May 2022.
Angie Harmon attends Variety’s Power Of Women: New York Event Presented By Lifetime at The Glasshouse on May 5, 2022. (Image credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Variety)

Earlier this spring, Angie Harmon reported that an Instacart driver killed her dog

As we reported in April, Angie Harmon shared a devastating story of grief and loss over a senseless death on Instagram on April 1.

“A man delivering groceries for #Instacart shot our beloved Oliver,” she wrote in her heartbreaking caption. “He got out of his car, delivered the food and then shot our dog.”

In her caption, Harmon emphasized that the man in question showed no signs of bites, scratches, or torn clothing. It is therefore unclear what led him to claim “self-defense” to the police.

A dark mode screenshot of an Instagram caption from Angie Harmon.  On April 1, she publicly accused an Instacart delivery driver of shooting her beloved dog Oliver.A dark mode screenshot of an Instagram caption from Angie Harmon.  On April 1, she publicly accused an Instacart delivery driver of shooting her beloved dog Oliver.
On April 1, 2024, Angie Harmon shared on Instagram her grief and anger following the shooting death of her beloved dog Oliver. She described her interactions with an Instacart driver and how police had taken no real steps to bring the man to justice. (Image credit: Instagram)

Harmon noted two important details that went beyond the obvious tragedy and the frustration police felt over it.

The first was that, according to her, the driver repeatedly confirmed – and thereby confessed – that he had shot her dog.

And the second was that the man was shopping under someone else’s identity, according to Angie Harmon. Her Instacart communication had informed her that her shopper was “a woman named Merle.”

Angie Harmon is suing Instacart and a delivery driver

People Court documents reportedly reveal that the actress, best known for her roles in ” law and order and further Rizzoli & Islandsis suing both Instacart and a delivery driver named Christopher Anthoney Reid.

Her lawsuit lists trespass, conversion, negligence, negligent supervision/hiring, invasion of privacy and negligent misrepresentation.

It appears that Angie Harmon’s goal is not to increase her (allegedly considerable) net worth. PeopleHer report states that she is seeking damages in excess of $25,000, but the exact amount will be determined at trial. It sounds more like this is about her pursuit of justice.

Angie Harmon for UNICEF in 2016.Angie Harmon for UNICEF in 2016.
UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon speaks on stage during the sixth UNICEF Biennial Ball honoring David Beckham and CL Max Nikias, presented by Louis Vuitton at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on January 12, 2016. (Image credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for the US Fund for UNICEF)

The legal filing details Harmon’s account of events. On March 30, she scheduled a grocery delivery from a grocery chain in Charlotte, North Carolina. She believed she was interacting with Merle through the Instacart app while answering questions about her order.

However, “Merle” never came to deliver Harmon’s groceries. Instead, her legal team explains: “Reid posed as Merle on the Instacart app.” This is how a “tall and intimidating younger man” arrived on her property.

There is a well-documented phenomenon of delivery workers impersonating others to hide records, get better tips, or simply to trade orders with other drivers. From Walmart to Doordash and beyond, this has left many customers feeling unsettled and vulnerable.

Angie Harmon in October 2017.Angie Harmon in October 2017.
Angie Harmon at the Whole Child International Los Angeles Opening Gala hosted by The Earl and Countess Spencer at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on October 26, 2017. (Image credit: Rich Polk/Getty Images for Whole Child International)

The security problems extended even beyond this tragic murder

When Angie Harmon heard what she thought was a gunshot, she ran down the stairs. Harmon’s children were at home in the backyard.

Harmon allegedly observed Reid “putting a gun in the front of his pants, possibly in his pocket.” When she looked to the side, she saw her beloved dog Oliver had been shot. Even though he was shot, Oliver was still alive.”

Despite the best efforts of Harmon and the vet she took him to, Oliver died. Charlotte Mekclenburg police interviewed Reid, but even though Reid showed no signs of injury, police did not even bother waiting for the autopsy before completing the investigation.

Angie Harmon in April 2016.Angie Harmon in April 2016.
Actress Angie Harmon attends the premiere of Disney’s “The Jungle Book” at the El Capitan Theater on April 4, 2016. (Image credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

In particular, Instacart publicly expressed its condolences to Angie Harmon following the horrific death of her dog. The company also assured that the shopper account (presumably “Merle”) had been permanently blocked.

Instacart also prohibits delivery drivers from carrying weapons or sharing account information or responsibilities. It appears that Reid allegedly violated both of these policies.

Presumably, Harmon’s lawsuit against Instacart is about how an armed maniac allegedly slipped through the cracks and changed her family’s dynamic forever. Even though she’s supposedly looking for one very Since it’s a small amount, she’s probably hoping her lawsuit will prevent something like this from happening again.

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