MILWAUKEE — Dogs and postal workers don’t always get along, but a Milwaukee woman says a letter carrier went too far. She says her nine-month-old puppy was pepper sprayed by a mailman while the dog was inside her home.
Jackie Lemke says her letter carrier delivered an unwanted surprise on Saturday afternoon, April 15th.”I saw the carrier approaching and he came to the door and pepper sprayed my dog through the screen door,” Lemke said.
Frankie let out a deafening cry, and Lemke said he hasn’t been the same since.
Officials with the USPS – Lakeland District told FOX6 News this incident “is under investigation.” A spokesman said if a letter carrier is ever attacked by a dog, they’re trained to use their satchel to fight aggressive animals. Employees are also allowed to carry dog repellent, but are told to simply suspend delivery if they feel threatened.
Lemke knows this. She spent 25 years working as a letter carrier in Mequon and said this employee needs better training. She said she wants him taken off her route — so what happened to Frankie never happens again.