Undelivered Mail Found in Impounded Car in Massachusetts

Dozens and dozens of pieces of undelivered mail have been found inside a SUV at a Massachusetts tow lot.

The Patriot Ledger reports that Bruce Hanson, owner of Central Towing in Weymouth, found the mail Thursday.

According to Hanson, the vehicle has a connection to the U.S. Postal Service.

The U.S. Postal Service has confirmed that the woman connected to the car is a city carrier assistant in Roslindale. She has been with the Postal Service since 2017 and is still on the payroll, but she is no longer handling mail.

The suspect declined to comment.

Members of the Rosindale neighborhood where the mail was supposed to be delivered said they had their theories as to why their mail was missing.

"Maybe they're overwhelmed and they just have to stuff it someplace," Vin Blashi said.

For others, the news was unsettling.

"There's a lot of people who get their basic connection from the outside world through their mail," Adrienne Hawkins said.

Hanson said dozens of envelopes were stacked in U.S. Postal Service bins, and they were mostly addressed to people in Boston's Roslindale neighborhood. He says there were Amazon packages in the car as well as opened greeting cards.

The car was towed March 30 after police stopped the driver because it was uninsured and had an expired registration.

Police retrieved all of the mail on Thursday, and it is now in the hands of the U.S. Postal Service. 

A representative of the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General's office says she cannot share information about the investigation.

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