FedEx driver in Pennsylvania tosses ‘delivered’ packages into ditch, police say

FedEx driver in Pennsylvania tosses ‘delivered’ packages into ditch, police say
A FedEx driver in Pennsylvania threw packages marked "delivered" into a ditch, police said. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Charges are pending after police in Pennsylvania said a FedEx driver was spotted throwing peoples’ packages into a ditch after marking them as “delivered.”

According to a news release from the Pennsylvania State Police, a witness saw a man in a FedEx uniform throwing packages from a Penske truck into a ditch in Mercer County around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, WPXI reported.

The driver, when confronted by the witness, said he would pick up the packages -- but then drove off without them, police said.

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Those packages were eventually recovered and taken to a local police station before being returned to FedEx for future delivery, WPXI reported.

Based on the tracking numbers scanned from the packages left in the ditch, police said the driver had indicated they had already been delivered to customers’ porches before he dumped them.

According to investigators, the driver has been identified as a contracted FedEx truck driver and charges are pending a final total of the value of all of those packages.

Police said the affected customers were in the Hermitage area.