A mail carrier threw more than a thousand pieces of mail into garbage bins along his Long Island route simply because he was too lazy to deliver them. Federal agents first started looking into Patrick Paskett's delivery practices after receiving complaints of missing letters and packages, and on March 6th, the 24-year-old was observed throwing a stack of letters into a garbage can. When confronted, police say Paskett, who began work in June, admitted he'd chucked mail about 15 times since December. Some 1,018 pieces of mail were recovered from four sites he had used as dumping grounds in late February and early March. A USPS rep says that Paskett is still technically employed pending the outcome of his mail destruction charges—which could land him five years in jail—but he is no longer delivering mail.
Posted March 20th, 2014 @ 7:47am