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20K Pieces Of Mail Found In Mailman's Philly Home
CBS 3 ^ | 5/13/2010 | CBS 3

Posted on 05/13/2010 7:06:58 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

, bills and even a college acceptance letter from 2007 were among 20,000 letters found inside the garage of a Philadelphia postal carrier.

When the mailman missed several days of work in April, postal officials went to his Port Richmond home and found tubs and tubs of undelivered and unopened mail.

The postal worker, who has yet to be identified, worked out of the Bustleton station in Northeast Philadelphia. The neighborhood most impacted is located near Castor Avenue and Benton Street.

One of those affected was desperate to receive a $900 check in December 2007. The letter just arrived on Thursday.

"I got mail today from 2007. Paychecks, things like that that I needed. Stuff from the Social Security Administration, I.R.S.," resident Kevin Carpenter said.

Carpenter asked the worker he knew as "Dave the mailman" to be on the lookout for the check.

"I asked Dave and Dave said he hadn't seen it, but as soon as he got it, he would call me," Carpenter explained.

Some of mail found in the postal carrier's home dated back to 1997.

One of the letters that was undelivered was a 2007 acceptance letter from West Chester University. The recipient, who received the letter on Thursday, is now a senior in college.

Investigators have yet to question the mailman because they have not been able to locate him.

However, delaying mail and stealing mail are both federal offenses.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs3.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bustleton; hoarder; letter; mail; mailman; philadelphia; philly; portrichmond; postalcarrier; postalservice; postalworker; uspostalservice; usps

1 posted on 05/13/2010 7:06:58 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


2 posted on 05/13/2010 7:07:17 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("You hit somebody with your fist and not with your fingers spread:-General Heinz Guderian)
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To: sonofstrangelove
That is bad news for this guy.

I hope he gets sued. ...a LOT.

...and spends a year or so in jail.

3 posted on 05/13/2010 7:08:52 PM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Newman moved to Philly?


4 posted on 05/13/2010 7:08:59 PM PDT by jeffc (One Big A$$ Mistake America)
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To: sonofstrangelove
they have not been able to locate him.

he left no forwarding address??

5 posted on 05/13/2010 7:12:07 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness
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To: sonofstrangelove

He is a democrat and will be given a full paid leave do to a stress related illness. Then full retirement benefits by you and me.


6 posted on 05/13/2010 7:14:38 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Most likely that the paychecks, funded by the same people affected by this crime, kept coming.


7 posted on 05/13/2010 7:14:46 PM PDT by elpinta (Jer. 10:23)
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To: sonofstrangelove

8 posted on 05/13/2010 7:16:34 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: ncfool

He may well go postal on them.


9 posted on 05/13/2010 7:16:56 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (No matter where you go there are always more stupid people.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Newman....


10 posted on 05/13/2010 7:17:14 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: elpinta

We had a postman in town who stopped home to watch the baseball games, and didn’t deliver the mail. It was once and then repeated till, as I recall , there were 14000 pieces in his garage. I think he was prosecuted in Federal Court. The only thing anyone ever remembers about him, even though he was a hometown boy, was that he didn’t deliver the mail.


11 posted on 05/13/2010 7:18:32 PM PDT by healy61
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To: mgstarr

This makes me ill. Our credit was ruined by a drunken mailman 30 years ago... it never ends. Once you are in the wrong with the IRS it’s all over but the crying. This SOB needs to be in a world of hurt.


12 posted on 05/13/2010 7:19:01 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: sonofstrangelove

Cheer up, everyone! These are the people who will be paid $90,000 a year to decide whether your live or die! sarc


13 posted on 05/13/2010 7:23:10 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: healy61

Yeah, lots of stories like that, is like they are a protected class... wait, they are!!!


14 posted on 05/13/2010 7:23:33 PM PDT by elpinta (Jer. 10:23)
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To: acapesket

Poor government-employee baby. He needs some rest and more time off. He needs a raise. Everyone need to stop complaining. If some aspect of your life was screwed-up by this guy’s irresponsibility, suck it up. Remember, he is a “public servant”. Show some respect. Maybe he can get some SSI or disabiulity. Poor baby.


15 posted on 05/13/2010 7:23:42 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Stamp collector.


16 posted on 05/13/2010 7:25:02 PM PDT by alancarp (Please don't tell Obama what comes after "trillion")
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To: small voice in the wilderness

“he left no forwarding address??”

Me mailed in the form, but it’s hidden in some other mailman’s attic.


17 posted on 05/13/2010 7:27:22 PM PDT by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: TChris

Bad news that he brought on himself. He can’t be sued but he is looking at jail time. Sometimes the government lets characters like this resign and forfeit all possible benefits in lieu of prosecution. Usually alcohol or drug use are involved. But how is it that this man’s supervisors were oblivious? It went on for a considerable amount of time.


18 posted on 05/13/2010 7:27:55 PM PDT by Pelham (without Deporting 20 million illegals, border control is meaningless.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Union thug government employees.


19 posted on 05/13/2010 7:28:51 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Larry Lucido; Cagey; MotleyGirl70; Gamecock

"Only 20,000? Lightweight!"


20 posted on 05/13/2010 7:29:59 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: sonofstrangelove

One day, about every three or four weeks, no mail gets delivered here for that day. My and my neighbor’s mailboxes are right next to one another, so I know it’s not just me not having any mail that day -— I check. So I wonder, does the mailman just take the day off or is the post office just not delivering mail on those days?

Hmmmm......


21 posted on 05/13/2010 7:45:10 PM PDT by MIlle
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To: Pelham
But how is it that this man’s supervisors were oblivious? It went on for a considerable amount of time.

You're joking right?

The supervisor and postmaster most assuredly knew that the mail carrier was lousy and needed to be fired. It's just that he was union protected and therefore untouchable.

I've been faced with a totally incompetent mail carrier before. The advice of the postmaster was to get a P.O. Box.

22 posted on 05/13/2010 7:48:03 PM PDT by 50mm (Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power - Ben Franklin)
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To: TChris

But he’ll still get his pension.. The ACLU will sue to ensure he does. A Federal Judge will uphold this carrier’s “civil rights”, blah blah blah..


23 posted on 05/13/2010 7:52:49 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: sonofstrangelove

Maybe Obammy’s birth certificate is in there somewhere. /s


24 posted on 05/13/2010 7:53:43 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: sonofstrangelove
He can have my mail its only junk.

Or maybe he is one of those hoarder I see on TV.

25 posted on 05/13/2010 8:03:48 PM PDT by Selmore (Except for ending Slavery, Facism, Communism, and Nazism, War never has accomplished anything)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Catch him, cane him.

One stroke for each piece of mail, delivered 30 strokes at a time once a week.

The rest of his time, should be spent in a mail room sorting from sun up to sun down until his caning is done.


26 posted on 05/13/2010 8:05:08 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Geez....I mailed my grandson $25 in cash (to Philly) and he never received it.....maybe I’ll get it back.


27 posted on 05/13/2010 8:07:13 PM PDT by mickie
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

I went 10 days without ANY mail, day 6 I mailed a letter to my self and it still hadn’t arrived at day 10. I called the postmaster and raised hell, MIRACLE of all MIRACLES the mail showed up the next day.

Postal workers ALL SUCK and are WORTHLESS. Monkess could do their jobs better and FASTER and cheaper.


28 posted on 05/13/2010 8:10:24 PM PDT by bakoj (What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.)
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To: MIlle
One day, about every three or four weeks, no mail gets delivered here for that day. My and my neighbor’s mailboxes are right next to one another, so I know it’s not just me not having any mail that day -— I check. So I wonder, does the mailman just take the day off or is the post office just not delivering mail on those days?

I live on a dirt road. On the days the mail isn't delivered to us, it's easy to see if we were just bypassed, or there are no tracks. A couple of times in the almost five years we've been here, there have been no tracks to anyone's mailbox.

29 posted on 05/13/2010 8:11:26 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberal Logic: Mandatory health insurance is constitutional - enforcing immigration law is not.)
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To: 50mm
I've been faced with a totally incompetent mail carrier before

I've had the same letter carrier for almost 21 years. A few years back when my idiot grand son backed over the mail box in the dead of winter when I couldn't dig a new post hole, Mike, the mail man brought my mail to the door until I could get it replaced. Something he didn't have to do.

Incompetents and crooks can be found in any line of work.

30 posted on 05/13/2010 8:13:06 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Union worker.


31 posted on 05/13/2010 8:13:36 PM PDT by Cymbaline (Bipartisan consensus - that's like when my doctor and my lawyer agree with my wife that I need help.)
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To: sonofstrangelove
The Feds used to take this more seriously. Death in some cases. From the Proceedings of the U.S. Senate Jan. 1792:


32 posted on 05/13/2010 8:20:37 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: sonofstrangelove

this has happened before...one of our mailmen was dumping his deliveries in a deep ditch for months before they caught him....he was drinking on the job. he finally got caught when he backed into the ditch one day and had to call for help.


33 posted on 05/13/2010 8:24:07 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

It happened around here a few years ago also - a new carrier could never finish his route on time, so he just started throwing the mail he couldn’t deliver into a dumpster.


34 posted on 05/13/2010 8:39:42 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: sonofstrangelove

NEWMAN.


35 posted on 05/13/2010 8:40:10 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: sonofstrangelove

. . . and he was really counting on that transfer to Hawaii


36 posted on 05/13/2010 8:40:33 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Graybeard58
Thank you! I retired from a small town Post Office--and our carriers (no city routes, only rural ones) were--and still are--great. But I know there are some lazy, rude, and incompetent Postal workers out there!

In fact, reading this article reminded me of a letter carrier in a large city who was fired after being reported for tossing his mail sack in a dumpster. The guy claimed he felt the dumpster was a safer place for the mail than his Postal jeep--but this "defense" was so lame that even the union agreed his termination was justified, and he WAS fired!

In fact, it often happened that when a termination letter was issued, and the basis for the termination was justified and NOT in violation of any contractual provision, the union rep would make it quite clear that even if the employee filed a grievance, they would--and should--be fired!

It's just sad that in so many places today, "public servants" feel they have no obligation to "serve" anyone save their rude and lazy selves!

37 posted on 05/13/2010 9:13:00 PM PDT by milagro
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To: jeffc

Who the hay is Newman?


38 posted on 05/13/2010 9:23:26 PM PDT by Greg123456
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To: mickie

You sent munny in the mail? What the hay?


39 posted on 05/13/2010 9:24:16 PM PDT by Greg123456
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To: 50mm

No, I’m not joking. There is a world of difference between poor performance and crime. The postal unions argue with postal managers over contractual issues, not over crime. What this letter carrier did is criminal and he can go to jail for it. He isn’t protected when he steals mail from the mail stream.


40 posted on 05/13/2010 9:35:07 PM PDT by Pelham (without Deporting 20 million illegals, border control is meaningless.)
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To: historyrepeatz

He won’t get a pension. The postal inspectors at best will let him resign without any benefits in lieu of going to jail. The ACLU has exactly zero input in this process.


41 posted on 05/13/2010 9:37:45 PM PDT by Pelham (without Deporting 20 million illegals, border control is meaningless.)
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To: Pelham

I live in a small town in Alaska. A Russian immigrant was tried just this week for stealing mail and cashing thousands of dollars worth of checks. So what happens, he walks, of course. The judge suspended a 4 year sentence and put him on parole for a couple years. He should have been deported!


42 posted on 05/14/2010 3:23:25 AM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: Pelham
The postal unions argue with postal managers over contractual issues, not over crime. What this letter carrier did is criminal and he can go to jail for it. He isn’t protected when he steals mail from the mail stream.

The postal unions protect incompetent and willfully negligent workers from being fired. Whether my postal carrier was stashing my mail in his house or throwing it in the dumpster, the result was the same - I didn't get my mail half the time. All my immediate neighbors had the same problem and had also complained. When I got my P.O. Box, I got all my mail. My mail carrier still kept his job, even though his boss told me he had wanted to fire him for years.

The mail carrier in this article would still have his job if he hadn't been caught with the evidence. After all, he'd been stashing mail since at least 1997, according to the article.

43 posted on 05/14/2010 4:08:15 AM PDT by 50mm (Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power - Ben Franklin)
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To: Graybeard58
That's great that you have a good mail carrier.

Incompetents and crooks can be found in any line of work.

Incompetents and crooks are easier to fire when unions aren't involved. That's why I buy non-union, if at all possible. I don't have a choice when it comes to mail delivery.

44 posted on 05/14/2010 4:26:47 AM PDT by 50mm (Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power - Ben Franklin)
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