Video: Mysterious spy cameras collecting data at Denver post offices

DENVER — Within an hour of FOX31 Denver discovering a hidden camera, which was positioned to capture and record the license plates and facial features of customers leaving a Golden Post Office, the device was ripped from the ground and disappeared.

FOX31 Denver investigative reporter Chris Halsne confirmed the hidden camera and recorder is owned and operated by the United State Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement branch of the U.S. Postal Service.

The recording device appeared to be tripped by any vehicle leaving the property on Johnson Road, but the lens was not positioned to capture images of the front door, employee entrance, or loading dock areas of the post office.

An alert customer first noticed the data collection device, hidden inside a utilities box, around Thanksgiving 2014. It stayed in place, taking photos through the busy Christmas holidays and into mid-January.

A spokesperson for Postal Inspection Service declined to address the specific reason for the domestic surveillance, but admitted the agency had a “number of cameras at their disposal.”

Read more: Mysterious spy cameras collecting data at post offices | FOX31 Denver.

  • Mike Anderson

    Amerika 2015: Domestic surveillance in action. Government agencies have lots of resources to deploy on us. What do they do with the information? Who watches the watchers?

  • SWEETSWOO

    This would be homeland security! Terrorism has reached our shores and they have a right to put them on government property.

  • tbird

    you walk into any store and your being filmed what’s the big deal?

  • Cliff Clavin

    Big Brother is watching you.

    Why is a post office the best place for Big Brother to set up spy cameras?

    It’s because the Postal Service has more retail locations — 32,000 — than any other
    private business in the United States — more than every Walmart store,
    Starbucks and McDonald’s combined.

  • KSwiss

    Duh! Legal dope going out to dope users in states where it ISN’T legal?