USPS contract worker caught on camera throwing package out of car window

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – What should have been a basic package delivery was literally thrown out the window on Wednesday night in the Cordera neighborhood in northern Colorado Springs.

A contracted postal service worker is seen on the Gohl family’s security camera video throwing a package out of the window of his van.

Bryon and Laura Gohl have lived in the Cordera neighborhood for five years. They said they’ve had a few issues with the mail in the past, but nothing quite like this.

After the package was thrown on the driveway, Bryon left to pick up his daughter from dance class, but never thought he would need to check behind his car. He ran over the package, and wonders why it was there in the first place.

Source: USPS contract worker caught on camera throwing package out of car window

  • Michael

    No excuse for poor service.


    To protect your packages from damage, be proactive and prevent mishaps before sending your items.

    All shippers should prepare items they are sending to survive a 5′ drop or a 20′ toss because this happens multiple times at all delivery and transport companies. Shipping containers and pallets stacked 6′ high with heavy parcels could easily crush a poorly packaged item. If it can break …
    • DON’T use paper as a packing material.
    • Wrap with enough bubble wrap to protect it from dropping.
    • Surround the bubble wrapped item with impact absorbing material such as styrofoam packing peanuts or more bubble wrap.
    • The items should not directly touch the inside of the shipping box or container in case something impacts or punctures the box.
    • Pack contents tightly, don’t leave room for items to shift inside the packaging.

    Shipping containers may be outside in all weather conditions during the transport process. If it needs to stay dry …
    • Seal item inside plastic wrap or zip-lock bag.
    • Envelopes made of Tyvek are lightweight, strong and great for clothing and things that won’t break such as clothing.
    • Use clear tape to cover the address label so it won’t smudge or ruin water based ink.

    Verify the address is correct on the mailing label…
    • Use the USPS website to verify a mailing address is deliverable.
    • Sorting machines using optical lasers to “read” your address will sort your item.
    • Use computer printed labels or hand print LEDGIBLY. Decorative or illegible address text may confuse the sorting software and send your package to the wrong address.
    • Use dark colored ink, not pencil. Optical laser readers cannot detect red ink.
    • Include a note inside all packages with both the mailing address and return address in case the shipping label is lost or damage beyond recognition.

  • Robocop5626

    Avoid USPS for home delivery as well as shippers using USPS for last mile deliveries.