Video catches postal worker throwing package

By Samantha Ptashkin - Reporter

TOMBALL, Texas - A United States Postal Service customer says she is upset after her home surveillance camera captured a postal worker tossing her package onto her porch Monday.

In the video you can see the postal worker walk up the customer's front sidewalk then throw her package onto her porch.

The package contained electronic gifts for the customer's children.

"I think all postal workers should treat packages like they are their own," the customer said. "I don't think it will take that much longer to walk three or four steps and deliver it to the front door."

It's not the only mail mishap Local 2 has discovered recently. Last week, Steven Reeves of northwest Harris County shared surveillance video of his postal worker dropping off his packages at the front of his driveway.

"They could have easily been stolen because they sat out there for 45 minutes and we could have easily backed over them," Reeves said.

A USPS spokesperson, Dionne Montague, issued the following statement regarding the recent incident in Tomball:

"We apologize for the mishandling of this package. Postal employees take great pride in their work delivering for the American public. The postal service invests in training all employees to ensure proper handling of all packages entrusted to us. If we discover an incident of a package being thrown or mishandled, we investigate and take appropriate steps to remedy the situation with the customer and to prevent future incidents by the carrier or clerk involved.

"A thrown or mishandled package is unacceptable and does not reflect our commitment to our customers and the careful efforts of the thousands of professional, dedicated carriers and clerks in our workforce."

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