WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – The U.S Postal Service admits hundreds of pieces of mail were mistakenly left unattended inside a Winter Haven post office.
On Sunday, a customer noticed five giant bins filled with letters and packages in the lobby, and there wasn’t a single worker in sight.
“It’s like a smorgasbord for a thief,” said Al Smith, who snapped some photos of the mail in disbelief.
Smith ended up calling the postal inspector who said they would contact a manager to get it taken care of, but then he said he returned about 45 minutes later to find the mail was still there in the open.
“I worked for the postal service way back in the day and that was a big no-no,” said Dan Bourdin, who lives and works in Winter Haven. “Someone would lose their job over that definitely.”