September 27, 2017
Holly Jubera came home from church Sunday morning and said hello to her two dogs, giving them a few pats. Within seconds, her eyes started to water and burn and she had no idea why – at first.
And then it hit her.
“I realized someone had pepper-sprayed my dogs,” she told the EAGLE this morning.
Holly and her husband Steve were having lunch at a restaurant after Sunday church service when Steve glanced at his phone and saw a U.S. Postal Service truck pull up into his driveway to deliver packages from Amazon via the couple’s outdoor Nest security camera that sends the feed to his phone.
“He saw them pulling up and we decided to head home but didn’t watch the rest of the video right away,” Holly Jubera said. “When I realized someone sprayed the dogs with pepper spray, we watched the footage from the camera.”
What they saw astonished and enraged them both.
The video shows a mail carrier pulling into the Jubera’s driveway near the garage of their home, as the carriers generally do when dropping off packages. The Jubera’s dog, Colonel — a great Pyrenees, is seen wagging his tag, barking and running alongside the mail truck.
The carrier takes out what appears to be pepper spray and aims at the dog who backs off, shaking its head. The postal carrier also appears to spray the Jubera’s 9-month-old golden retriever, Liberty, several times. The carrier exits the mail truck a few times, eventually setting two packages down, continuing to aim the pepper spray at the dogs. The carrier gets back into the truck and sprays the dogs while inside the truck through the window while the door is shut.
The carrier is then seen getting back out of the truck to pick the packages back up and put them back into the mail truck, aiming the spray at both dogs a few more times before finally driving away.
Jubera took the video footage to the U.S. Post Office in Oxford where she showed it to the general manager who said he didn’t recognize the driver from the video but said he would look into the incident.
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