Halloween decorations at a home in Brentwood are stirring up some negative attention from the post office.
Richard Beatty decorated his home for Halloween and one of the items includes a skeleton hanging from a gallows.
Beatty says his African American male carrier told him two days ago that he finds it offensive because it includes a noose. He says the postmaster then came by and told him that his mail service would be suspended until he takes it down.
Beatty says he’s not taking down his decoration. He says he had to pick up his mail in person Wednesday.
“I don’t see how the U.S. post office can tell me what I can and cannot do on my own property for a holiday,” says Beatty. “I think that’s ridiculous.”
News 12 spoke to other postal workers, and they say they are allowed to refuse to deliver mail if it’s a safety issue.