September 12, 2017
DENHAM SPRINGS – A woman says her mail is being held hostage by the postal service and she’s been having trouble contacting someone about the issue.
For the past week, Courtney Cook has not been receiving mail. On Friday, a U.S. Postal Inspector left a card on her front door with the message, “No mail until someone calls.”
Monday, 2 On Your Side called the number left on Cook’s door and no one answered. Cook says she’s left a handful of messages already.
Cook first contacted 2 On Your Side August 24 about her mail carrier speeding down her narrow, 15 MPH street.
“I mean, I asked her so many times to slow down but she won’t,” said Cook.
As a mother of two, Cook says she’s concerned the mail carrier is going to cause an accident. Many of the neighborhood children play outdoors and walk down the street to their friends’ house.
“She won’t slow down, what if she hits one of our kids,” she said.
Last month, Cook sent a video to OnYourSide@WBRZ.com and described a mail truck speeding through her Denham Springs neighborhood. After calling the post office and the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office for help, Cook said she wasn’t getting anywhere.
“And she don’t say nothing, she just goes on,” she said about the mail carrier.
It’s evident the lack of concern has struck a nerve with Cook who was visibly upset Monday morning, but it may have also struck a nerve with her mail carrier since Cook hasn’t been getting her mail.
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