People in a Lancaster, California neighborhood are facing off with the U.S. Postal Service, after thieves ripped open and vandalized their community mailbox.
Kristen Sheils tells the I-Team that she and her 11 neighbors have been unable to receive mail deliveries since vandals damaged their cluster box unit, or CBU, in April.
While they once could walk just a few blocks to retrieve their mail from the CBU, residents now have to drive 20 minutes each way to collect their mail from a U.S. Postal Service sorting site.”It’s just a huge inconvenience,” Sheils said.
The USPS says it has offered to replace the box, but only on the condition that the residents sign an agreement that would make them financially responsible for any future damage.