Postal carrier bitten on face by dog while making delivery

MAYFIELD TWP. — A U.S. Postal Service rural route carrier underwent reconstructive surgery Wednesday at a Detroit-area hospital after a large dog bit her nose while she made a delivery Dec. 9 at a home on Virginia Park Drive in Mayfield Township.

Employed at the U.S. Post Office in Lapeer since at least 2005, she has had a rural route since 2013.

The incident occurred around noon Dec. 9 when the mail carrier in her Postal Service vehicle delivered a package to a residence off Five Lakes Road. When the carrier pulled into the driveway of the residence, say officials, the homeowner exited the home. A boxer-pit bull mix dog was already outside.

When the carrier delivered the mail, she began to back her vehicle out of the driveway. The driver’s side window on the vehicle was down. The dog reportedly broke loose from the hold of the owner and jumped up into the open window and bit the mail carrier on the face, primarily on the nose.

She managed to drive herself back to the Post Office in Lapeer, controlling the bleeding with paper towel held to her nose and face.

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Binnie

Damn dogs! AND the owners who think their dogs never bite. We shouldn’t even have to get out if there is a dog loose on the premises.

Skigirl61

You don’t have to get out if a dog is loose, as a matter of fact, you can get in trouble if you do get out and something happens.

Heather

She didn’t get out the dog jumped and got her threw the window!

Skigirl61

I was only commenting on Binnie’s Statement that we shouldn’t have to get out.

Meta Bonnell

She was IN her vehicle, backing out of the driveway when the dog bit her.

Heather

This is my coworker there was no mail delivery it was an amazon Sunday and she hadn’t gotten out of the vehicle. Fact check before you post please and ty! FYI my coworker had the first of serval surgeries she’s in good spirits and we at the office are supportive and are standing behind her. You can send cards to the lapeer office for rural route 5

chris fay

hope shes going to be ok. pisses me off about dogs

OldShoolRural

In the Cleveland district she’d be getting a P.D.I, and possibly written up, for driving in the driveway, for backing, and for not properly protecting herself from the dog. They’d say everything is her fault!

OldSchoolRural

That’s horrible, I hope she pulls through alright!
In the Cleveland district she’d be getting a P.D.I, and possibly written up, for driving the vehicle in the driveway, for backing, and for not properly protecting herself from the dog. They’d say she should not have left the window down. Absolutely ridiculous the way they treat carriers today!

Unknown

The dog DID NOT jump “into the open window” the damn mail lady stuck her head out of the window and the dog jumped at the same time. COMPLETE ACCIDENT!!! Get your facts straight next time.

Jeffrey White

sue the homeowner if thats who was “controlling” the dog…hit them hard

Jeffrey White

She definitely needs to get a lawyer and sue the hell out of the dog owner

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