A postal worker abruptly deciding to sink hundreds of letters along the roadside in the middle of a delivery run.
The story broke after concerned resident Kewnoneal Bennett discovered the abandoned post office on a street in Pennsauken
He grabbed a photo and shared it on Facebook, warning locals that their personal information might be "on the street "before she contacted the post office to inform her about the incident.
While some of the mail in the stack was dated August 8, the discovery did not take place until Sunday – which meant that letters and parcels were exposed to elements and potential theft for several weeks.
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Special Agent Scott Balfour of the US General Inspectorate Post Office told nj.com that the organization had managed to locate the unnamed employee who had resigned at the beginning of September.
He told the newspaper that the reason for unloading the mail was not known but that the mail had been mailed from the Roxborough Station Post in Philadelphia.
"We do not expect any further action against this person," said Balfour.
"The Roxborough Station Post will deliver the mail."
Mr. Bennett's post quickly became viral and attracted thousands of likes, shares and comments.
Numerous Facebook users expressed outrage at Postie's action, which was variously referred to as "teen," "selfish" "And a dream of identity thieves"
Facebook user Helen Arano argued punishment was needed. "You have to file an indictment, that's a federal crime, they just let him get away," she said.
"It is ridiculous that there is no penalty for this action, the post is USPS property entrusted to the carrier, keep vacation or other pay to send a message to others," wrote Allan Kolins, while Pamela Gethard added: "If this freight forwarder was upset about his job, he should stop and find another job that suits him." Leaving post office by the roadside is adult and irresponsible, and he / she should be held accountable for his actions. "
However, others were sympathetic to the stress and pressure exerted on American postal workers.
"It's sad, but people have to understand (what) the mail delivery (workers) go through … they treat them like garbage and they get tired," wrote a woman.
Another claimed, "Wages and hours are not good for many carriers and many years of work with absolutely no benefits."  [email protected]