October 12, 2018
For several months, Eyewitness News has been covering mail issues across the metro area, and this time you may be puzzled after hearing what one Lakeview man says he was doing when a postal carrier “attempted to deliver” an order.
“It was a pair of binoculars,” said Daryl Thibodaux.
Thibodaux is a private is an investigator. And he was anxious to receive a pair of binoculars from Amazon for work. The package was supposed to arrive on Saturday, Oct. 6th.
“I was home all day. I stayed home, I cut the grass and, you know, 7:30 (p.m.) I get a text saying ‘unable to deliver package.’”
The email that came from the United States Postal Service said there was a delivery attempt at 3:54 p.m.
“I was home, and I have cameras and there wasn’t anyone trying to make a delivery the entire day,” Thibodaux said.
He pulled up the time on his recording, at 3:54 p.m. — there was nothing. Thibodaux showed us how his cameras capture any motion near his home. But on Saturday, no carrier was ever recorded. When he called Amazon, they put him in touch with a post office representative.
“The guy from USPS says on the … note says I was on vacation and asked to hold my package.”
Thibodaux said he never told anyone he would be on vacation. He was promised the package would be out by Tuesday. But Tuesday came, and he got another email. This time the email said, ” Carrier is unable to gain access to front door to deliver package.
That puzzled Thibodaux. He pointed out that there’s no fence in front of his home and that other carriers have had no problems. He’s not alone when it comes to delivery delays as he found out after posting about the problem on a neighborhood social media page.
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