The Sacramento-area postal worker accused of tossing the mail in a dumpster has found himself canned.
“He deserved that because of what he did to these people up in here,” said Sebastian Brown. Brown rents an apartment along Meadowview Road, where the carrier reportedly tossed the mail.
Fellow complex resident Helen Welch had a different reaction.
“I think he should pay more than just be fired,” she said.
Welch found five of her own letters in a dumpster in from of her apartment when she recorded some cell phone video of what had been thrown out.
She feels vindicated now, but there’s lingering confusion about what she and others saw their mailman do.
Susanne Mojaddedi was one of the folks in this neighborhood who ran to their phones when they saw social security checks, subscriptions and other items being tossed into a dumpster instead of being delivered.
She was also careful to write down the identifying number on the mail truck.
The Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service won’t reveal the carrier’s name or much else about the incident because it is still under investigation.
Representatives did say in a written statement that ”unfortunately, there are a few postal employees, very few, who abuse the public trust placed in them.”