A New York postal worker stands accused of throwing away about a thousand holiday gifts and letters (!) because he was “overwhelmed” by how many were coming in for delivery.
According to the New York Post, Daniel Darby is believed to have bought three white trash bags to put the mail into. He then reportedly threw them into a Queens garbage can. They were recovered two days later.
Court documents also allege that the 25-year-old ripped open several pieces of mail to “see what it contains.”
It didn’t take long for the postal worker to admit his naughty behavior to authorities. The New York Daily News reports that he fessed up to going to Stop and Shop to pick up the trash bags and opening up a few pieces of mail.
The reason he gave: that he “overwhelmed by the quantity” of mail he was tasked to dole out during the holidays.
Darby was charged with unlawfully delaying and destroying mail. The Post reports he has been released on $50,000 bail.
In related news, a different NYC postal worker was also accused of stealing gift cards and using them to buy things for himself.