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Security camera catches USPS carrier throwing packages onto front porch

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A mailman was caught on camera throwing a package onto a Florissant porch. Credit: KMOV A mailman was caught on camera throwing a package onto a Florissant porch. Credit: KMOV

Home security footage caught a U.S. Postal Service carrier throwing a package onto a front porch in Florissant on Thursday afternoon. 

The video was posted to social media from a person who lives on North Pointe Lane.  The video shows the carrier throwing the package, then the parcel hits a bench on the front porch, rolls to the ground and the carrier continues to walk back to his truck. 

When News 4 showed the video to neighbors on the same street, they were discouraged and frustrated.

"I would hate for them to do that to my stuff, what if you have something fragile....even if there's not something fragile, show a little care for people's packages," said Mike Przyzycki.

He says he orders packages to his home at least once a week. After seeing this video, he says he's considering getting his own security cameras to be his eyes when he's not home.

"If I saw that, I would be very frustrated, probably confront the man," said Przyzycki, "That to me just looked like he didn't feel like walking around to set it down. He just threw it and that's unacceptable, in my opinion."

The St. Louis U.S. Postal Service branch declined to go on camera, but Mike Cooke with USPS Corporate Communications sent this statement:

"Thank you for bringing these incidents to our attention.  We sincerely apologize to the customer for any inconvenience this may have caused and will reach out personally to our customer.  The Postal Service requires our employees to treat letter and parcels with the utmost care."

Daniel Lampley has lived in the neighborhood for two years. He works at night and is always home when the mail gets dropped off around 1:00 p.m. 

"Actually prompt and fast, and they're on time. It's like clockwork," said Lampley.

He says his mail carriers are great and he's never seen any alarming delivery methods.

"No, I've never, since we've been here, seen anything like that," said Lampley. 

The local branch of USPS told News 4 they will not discuss how they are handling this issue publicly, but said they can assure it will be taken care of internally. 

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