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Caught On Cam: Air Mail?

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Home surveillance camera shows Atlanta mail carrier tossing fragile package. WXIA photo Home surveillance camera shows Atlanta mail carrier tossing fragile package. WXIA photo
(WXIA) - For all the challenges the U.S. Postal Service is facing, trying to compete and stay in business, a homeowner's outdoor surveillance video will not help.

The video shows how one mail carrier delivered one package in Atlanta on Monday, when he might have thought no one would be watching.

The mail carrier, based that day at the 30306 post office in Virginia Highland, in Northeast Atlanta, displayed an indelicate style of delivery that, at least in this one instance, is a reminder to all -- when boxing up anything fragile to send, don't skimp on the bubble wrap.

The cameras show the mail carrier stopping part way up a staircase that winds around toward the homeowner's front door, then tossing the package high, over the stairway railing. He watches the package fall, and land with a loud thud at the doorstep several feet away from him. Then he walks down the steps and leaves.

Inside that box -- a handmade, ceramic cup, from a friend of the homeowner, mailed to Atlanta from Virginia.

The homeowner was at work, and he had been monitoring his outdoor home cameras on-line, to see if the package had been delivered. And that's when he saw the USPS carrier launch the package airborne --sort of an impromptu airmail delivery on the last leg of its journey.

For the record, that staircase is comprised of 17 steps, from the driveway up to the door.

The carrier climbed only up to the sixth step, tossed the package, and he was done -- on to the next house.

Read more from WXIA's website. http://on.11alive.com/YzmT0U



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