WASHINGTON (ABC7) — In miserable weather on Tuesday morning, DC Water crews pulled piles of soggy, stinky mail out of the catch basin and sewer system at Anacostia Ave. and Douglas St. in Northeast, Washington.
Residents suspect the mail was dumped there by a U.S Postal Service employee while the regular mailman was off work last week.
The case has been referred to the USPS Inspector General, responsible for investigating employee misconduct.
The problem was first discovered by Vincent Wright. Trying to help his neighbor clear a clogged drain, he discovered mail in the pipe, and then found the apparent source in the sewer. more here