Video: Postal Service Worker Seen Throwing Package In Drive-By Delivery

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Highland Park resident says a surveillance camera caught a U.S. Postal Service worker driving by her home and tossing a package over her fence without ever stopping.

Home security video footage captured the incident at a residence near Avenue 51 and Hub Street at 3:23 p.m. on Sunday, according to resident Maria Riley.

The unidentified driver of the USPS truck is seen slowing down as the vehicle approaches the residence before holding a small cardboard box out of a van window. The driver then tosses the box, which contained a small lens for a Go Pro camera, over the property’s fence, where it bounces a few times on the lawn before coming to a stop.

The box ended up having a hole in it, along with a gap on one of the edges.

Riley told KCAL 9’s Jeff Nguyen her family was out of town Sunday when the incident was caught on tape.

“It kinda looked like it rolled over a couple of times, before it even landed properly,” said Riley.

While the Postal Service does not deliver mail on Sundays, it does offer Priority Mail Express delivery 365 days a year in several locations, according to the USPS website.

In a statement, the Postal Service told Nguyen the company apologized and called the incident “unacceptable,” adding they “are investigating this matter and working to identify the employee to take corrective action.”

And while Riley said the incident left her feeling “disrespected,” she remains even more concerned for her neighbors.

“I can walk to my grass, I can walk to my yard, but the elderly that are expecting medications are dependent on whatever pharmacy to deliver because they can’t pick it up,” she said. “And what if they deliver nitroglycerine pills?”

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