DALLAS — Dallas City Marshals were among the officials investigating after hundreds of pieces of mail were dumped into a southern Dallas creek bed.
Authorities gathered the mail from Cedar Creek in Dallas’ Wynnewood North area, and placed it into large evidence bags for processing. Marshals were investigating it as an illegal dumping case.
Postal police and investigators from the USPS Office of Inspector General were looking into whether any federal laws had been broken.
“This wasn’t an accident,” said Dep. Chief Paul Hansen, Dallas City Marshals Office. “It wasn’t something that blew out of a truck or something like that, it was purposefully dumped in the creek.”
“It’s very rare,” Hansen added. “I’ve never seen this [amount] of mail dumped before.”
A neighbor told WFAA he saw a mail truck parked across the street from his home in the 500 block of Manus Drive around 5:15 p.m. As he was blowing leaves from his driveway into the creek, he noticed some mail on the ground, and went to pick it up, thinking it was litter.
That’s when he saw the pile of mail in the Cedar Creek bed. Read more at WFFA TV Dallas