A postal worker’s union says that USPS employees were not involved in an incident that led to several unopened mail bags dumped in two separate locations in Glendale, California, last week.
It’s unclear if the two instances are related. The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that the Glendale Police Department had opened investigations into the incidents.
On Tuesday, Omar Gonzalez, the Western Regional Coordinator for the American Postal Workers Union, told CNN that the person caught on surveillance footage dumping mail was a “contractor,” and not a USPS employee.
It’s unclear how the mail made it on to a Budget rental truck. Mail coming into the Glendale post office is supposed to arrive on USPS trucks.
“If it’s outgoing, we don’t know how it got into the Budget truck,” Gonzalez told CNN.
CNN also confirmed Tuesday that the Postal Inspector’s Office had opened an investigation. The mail recovered from the scene will “go through a verification process and be delivered.”