CHICAGO (CBS) — Mounds of undelivered mail found in the trash on the southwest side.
People living nearby said they’ve been having mail problems for months. CBS 2’s Steven Graves was there when postal inspectors showed up.
Trash day in North Lawndale.
It meant Ted Robinson did his usual search for junk in the alley near South Ridgeway. But this time, he said the trash man was surprised.
“He said, ‘This is some mail! Somebody’s going to be in trouble,’” Robinson said.
Piles of fresh mail pulled out. Some pieces were dated back weeks.
“Should have been delivered, but it wasn’t,” Robinson said.
Neighbor Chelsea Johnson might not have ever heard from her niece at army basic training.
“How dare someone throw our important mail in the garbage can,” asked Johnson. “She was struggling. And she needed me. For two weeks, I was supposed to be on my knees praying for her.”