October 31, 2017
BRIGHTON, Colo. — Homeowners are upset at the U.S. Postal Service and are asking for help after a slew of mailbox malfunctions.
“Weekly someone says, ‘Hey, so and so got your mail’ or ‘Has anyone seen my package? It says it was delivered and it wasn’t’,” resident Erin Brebis said.
She lives in the area of U.S. 85 and Highway 7 in Brighton where neighbors complain mail carriers are regularly seen delivering around 10:30 p.m.
“It is dark. They’re out there with flashlights trying to put it in the correct box, which is maybe why some of the mail isn’t in there,” Laura Morgan said.
A spokesman for the Post Office said carriers “deliver every day and sometimes that extends into the evening hours. But no mail is delayed.”
“I ordered saltwater fish on a two-day delivery and it wasn’t there,” she said.
Morgan said she found the package a day after it was supposed to be delivered.
Instead of it appearing on her doorstep, like a stick next to the shipping label instructs, the box was left inside one of the package lockers in the community mailbox.
She said the three fish inside, which were worth $350, were dead when she opened the package.
“People say, ‘Oh, they’re just fish.’ But they’re not,” she said. “They’re beautiful … and when they die it’s heartbreaking.”
She considers her fish her children and just as important as any other pet.
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