ATLANTA — Waiting for the mailman to bring you something? Well, you might be waiting awhile for it if you live in one Atlanta suburb.
A woman videotaped a US Postal Service worker earlier this week dumping bin after bin of mail in the woods behind her subdivision in Decatur, Georgia.
“I sat there and recorded for about 5 minutes. And he continued to just grab more mail and continued to just toss it over the fence,” Kellie Campbell told WSB. Campbell said the man even took a short break to rest before finishing and driving off.
The postal service sent five investigators over to pick up the discarded mail Wednesday. It took them more than two hours to get it all out of the woods. The USPS has started an investigation. An investigation into the matter has already been started by the USPS.
“The postal service condemns, in the strongest possible sense, behavior that jeopardizes the security and sanctity of the US mail or threatens to tarnish the reputation and high level of trust that the vast majority of our employees work so hard to uphold,” the USPS said in a statement to WSB.
The postal service says it thinks the man in the video is a part-time employee of the agency.
Residents, who say they’ve missed getting important pieces of mail in the past, were ticked off.
“That’s where my mail at, down in that hole down there in the woods,” resident Johnnie Lanier said. “I think that was very disrespectful.”
Will the residents ever get their mail? The postal service said it will be delivered to them as soon as possible.