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Video of postal worker tossing packages into puddle in Fort Worth prompts outrage

Postal worker throws packages into puddle

A woman in Fort Worth caught a postal worker on video throwing packages into a puddle on Wednesday.
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A woman in Fort Worth caught a postal worker on video throwing packages into a puddle on Wednesday.

A video that shows a postal worker in Fort Worth throwing packages into a puddle prompted outrage on social media Wednesday and Thursday.

Caitlin McGlaun, who lives in Fort Worth, posted the footage on her Facebook page on Wednesday. In the post, she said she was inside on the cold and rainy day when she heard something.

“I heard loud noises coming from outside and this is what I see. Happy New Year from the postal service!” she wrote.

In the video McGlaun posted, a man can be seen standing in the back of an open mail truck is tossing boxes into a puddle behind him.

In the post, McGlaun said she offered to help but the man “laughed at me and called me a little girl.”

“So if you receive any packages in Fort Worth that are wet, damaged, or ruined from amazon, you can thank this guy!” she wrote.

As of Thursday night, the post had garnered about 500 comments and 400 shares.

“Wow talk about someone who doesn’t give a darn about his job or the people that he serves! I would definitely fire him after seeing this,” one person wrote.

“I am also a mail carrier. Sorry to anyone that received these packages and who lives in this area. Embarrassing. Some of us take pride in our work,” another person commented.

The U.S. Postal Service issued a statement saying the agency is disappointed with the carrier’s actions and apologized to any customers who may have been affected. The postal service is researching the matter and will take appropriate action to ensure this does not occur again, the statement said.

“The mishandling of packages is unacceptable and does not reflect the careful efforts of the thousands of professional, dedicated carriers in our workforce.” the statement said.

The postal service encouraged customers with questions to contact a supervisor or manager at their local post office, call 1-800-275-8777 or visit the website.

Kaley Johnson is a breaking news and enterprise reporter. She majored in investigative reporting at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has a passion for bringing readers in-depth, complex stories that will impact their lives. Send your tips via email or Twitter.