Piles of mail dumped in woods; USPS investigating

Piles of Mail Dumped In the Woods

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — The United States Postal Service has launched an investigation after residents in DeKalb County, Georgia, reported to WSB-TV that they saw a worker dumping several bins of mail in the woods.

WSB-TV viewer sent Tyisha Fernandes video and photos of the mail in the woods behind a subdivision in Decatur.

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After seeing the mail, WSB-TV contacted the USPS. Officials sent investigators to the scene, and they filled more than a dozen bins with dumped mail.

"It's just so uncalled for, to just take somebody's personal mail and just discard it like that," Theresa Williams said.

Neighbors who live in the area told Fernandes that they’re upset because they haven’t received important mail.

"You have business statements, bank statements, very important mail that people are looking for and probably waiting for," said HOA president Kellie Campbell.

Campbell took video of the postal worker dumping the mail.

"I sat there and recorded for about five minutes, and he continued to just grab more mail and continued to just toss it over the fence," Campbell said.

It took several workers a few hours to collect all the mail from the ditch.

"That's where my mail (is) at, down in that hole down there in the woods," Johnnie Lanier said. "I think that was very disrespectful."