Residents of an Oak Cliff neighborhood said they found undelivered mail dumped near a creek Monday night. The U.S. Postal Service said Tuesday afternoon the letter carrier responsible is no longer an employee.
Kiest Park Community Group president Judy Brooks said a resident of the Wynnewood North found dozens of pieces of mail strewn near a creek on South Manus Drive.
The resident, Don Sutton, said he saw the mail truck parked near the creek at about 5:15 p.m. He went outside later and saw the mail near the creek.
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"I was blowing leaves across the street and found hundreds of letters had been dumped," he said. "[The mail carrier] never did pick up my mail nor leave any."
Brooks said some of the mail was supposedly sent to addresses in the 3000 block of Perryton Drive, 1 to 2 miles away.
The United States Postal Service said Tuesday afternoon that there is an active investigation by special agents of the US Postal Service Office of Inspector General.
The letter carrier responsible has been identified, and the USPS says that person is no longer employed with the U.S. Postal Service.
Victims will be notified by special agents from the postal service's Dallas office, and all mail that can be processed will be delivered.
The U.S. Postal Service says it does not condone this type of behavior. "It should be noted that the vast majority he of Postal Service employees are hard-working and would never tarnish the trust of the American public," the statement went on to say.