DeKalb County

Piles of mail dumped in woods; USPS investigating

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — The United States Postal Service has launched an investigation after residents in DeKalb County reported to Channel 2 Action News seeing a worker dumping several bins of mail in the woods.

A Channel 2 Action News viewer sent Tyisha Fernandes video and photos of the mail in the woods behind a subdivision in Decatur.

After seeing the mail for ourselves, we contacted the USPS. They sent investigators to the scene and they filled more than a dozen bins with dumped mail.

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


Neighbors who live in the area told Fernandes 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 5 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 at, down in that hole down there in the woods," Johnnie Lanier said. "I think that was very disrespectful."

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