FERGUSON, Mo. – Jonathan Tremaine Thomas was stunned when he lifted the lid to the dumpster behind his business on North Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday night. He saw a pile of undelivered mail. Some of the communications involved the IRS and Social Security Administration.
“It was a real shock,” he said.
Thomas is the owner of Soul Coffee Roasters. He’s renovating the Corner Coffee House where the dumpster is located. He wonders if mail has been dumped there before or at other dumpsters. His surprise continued when he contacted the US Postal Service to report the discovery.
“I was told just to take the mail and put it in an outgoing mailbox,” he said.
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Thomas said several Ferguson residents have expressed concerns over missing mail.
“We need to see accountability for what’s happened here and we also need to see justice,” he said.