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FlaGator
05-14-2010, 11:14 AM
The postman never rings once...



Police are hunting for a Philadelphia mailman suspected of hoarding more than 20,000 pieces of unopened post, including checks, bills and a college acceptance letter, CBS Philadelphia (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/05/14/mailman-lam-hoarding-pieces-mail/#) reported Friday.

"Dave the mailman," as he was known in the neighborhood, always seemed friendly to people on his route, but he had a secret back at home: tubs of unopened letters. Police reportedly uncovered correspondence dating back to 1997.

"I got mail today from 2007. Paychecks, things like that that I needed. Stuff from the Social Security Administration (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/05/14/mailman-lam-hoarding-pieces-mail/#), I.R.S.," resident Kevin Carpenter told the station.

It's hardly the first time a mailman has come under suspicion of keeping letters on layaway. A suburban Detroit mailman was arrested last year for a similar offense. One year earlier, a North Carolina man received probation for becoming a living, breathing spam blocker by filtering thousands of pieces of junk mail.

For one resident on the Philadelphia route, at least, the story has a happy ending. One undelivered letter held an acceptance to West Chester University, CBS reported.
He got the good news anyway, and is now a senior at the school.



Story is here (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/05/14/mailman-lam-hoarding-pieces-mail/)

JB
05-16-2010, 04:14 PM
Apparently they don't always deliver.

A friend of mine lives in one of the affected zip codes.

Looks like I was right when I told him "dude, I did mail you that stuff". :D

noonwitch
05-17-2010, 10:08 AM
Apparently they don't always deliver.

A friend of mine lives in one of the affected zip codes.

Looks like I was right when I told him "dude, I did mail you that stuff". :D


When I lived in Detroit, our mail came via the Highland Park post office. Every other Friday, I never got mail delivered. Every other Friday is federal payday. On payday, our mailman was in uniform and in the truck, but he was across the street at the crack house. I never missed anything in the mail, but I just didn't get service on those days.



Also, the ice cream men in Detroit run dice games out the back of the trucks during weekdays when the kids are still in school.