Video catches postal worker recklessly throwing packages

Postal Worker throws packagesA  U.S. postal worker in Kentucky was caught on video lazily throwing packages from the window of his delivery vehicle.

Surveillance footage shows the unidentified postman tossing three packages onto a driveway. The incident reportedly happened in Georgetown, Ky., according to WTVQ.

Watch the video below, courtesy of the news station:

One of the boxes contained a $400 Kindle Fire HD, according to homeowner Tarry Smith.

The video, which was released online, has  made a splash on social media.

“To throw packages out of your vehicle catapult style is a little shocking,” Smith told WTVQ.  “I mean even if they don’t ring the door bell, what’s the harm in walking 4 or 5 more steps?”

David Van Allen of U.S. Postal Service Corporate Communications released a statement saying the USPS was looking into the matter.

“It is very disappointing and does not represent the kind of service we strive to provide our customers. This matter is currently being investigated to determine the appropriate actions taken with regards to the employee and our customer,” Van Allen said.

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