GLENDALE, Calif. (NewsNation Now) — Some members of a California community were alerted they may not have received their letters or packages after two separate dumps of discarded, unopened USPS marked mail and parcels were discovered Thursday.
One of the mail piles was discovered in the parking lot of a spa, captured by the business’s surveillance camera according to NewsNation affiliate KTLA. Another discarded heap was found less than a mile away, with both locations off of Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale.
Spa owners of 7Q Spa Laser & Aesthetics shared surveillance video that caught the moment a large panel truck dumped the bags of mail and packages.
“It happened early in the morning, 5:40. And it was a Budget rental, big truck that backed up to the parking lot and slowly one (by) one they are dropping the packages,” said spa staff member Lilia Serobian. “It wasn’t a USPS truck. It wasn’t just one or two but huge piles of different size packages.”
After spa owners reported the discovery to the police, a USPS manager collected the bundles of mail. An inspector stated all mail and packages should be forwarded to its rightful destination in the coming days.
“It was a lot (of mail), it was scary,” said spa coworker, Noune Serobian.
The postal inspector’s investigation will probe which post offices and specifically which routes the dumped mail came from and trace the rental history on the panel truck.