BARBERTON, Ohio– An elderly man is alive thanks to the woman who delivers his mail.
“Last Tuesday, I noticed he hadn’t gotten his mail in two days, which was really unlike him so I kind of knew something wasn’t right then,” said Heather Rae with the United States Postal Service. “I knocked on his door that day and still no response.”
After a few days of pounding on the senior’s door with no response she alerted Barberton police, who along with the help of firefighters, got inside through a window Friday. Officials found the man injured on his bathroom floor where it appeared he had been for several days.
“They (police) came and told me that if I hadn’t called that he’d been there so long he was dehydrated, hadn’t ate, or drank and he was in really rough shape,” said Rea. “If I hadn’t notified them or called he probably wouldn’t have made it much longer.” Read more