LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lee County woman is fed up with her delivered packages being roughed up.
Nora Martin has discovered her stuff in some weird places. "They've ended up all over the front of my house," Martin said. "Even in the flower bed," she added.
Martin and her husband set up a surveillance camera to see how their postal carrier delivered packages.
They couldn't believe their eyes as they watched their son's box tossed from the delivery car's window with zero care. "10 feet from my door, and the best she could do was hurl my package out the window," Martin said.
Martin was upset because her son was the one who ordered collectibles. She was the one who saw his disappointment when he saw the damaged box.
"He works very hard for his money. He's looking for that particular item to be replaced," Martin said.
4 In Your Corner showed the video of Martin's camera to the United States Postal Service.
A spokesperson sent the following statement to 4 In Your Corner:
Thank you for sharing this video with us. A mishandled package is unacceptable and does not reflect the careful efforts of the thousands of professional, dedicated employees in our workforce. We were disappointed to see the actions of the rural carrier in the video and apologize for any inconvenience. The Postal Service is investigating the matter and will follow up to reaffirm existing guidelines governing how to correctly handle mail and packages.
Martin wants the woman to treat other people's things with respect and not toss them around like balls.
"I don't feel like she has any respect for her job and for those people she is supposed to be serving," Martin said.