An Arizona United States Postal Service employee was recently caught on camera throwing packages onto the back of a truck.
According to Fox 10 Phoenix, the employee was seen throwing boxes of vinyl records from music store The ‘In’ Groove, which is located in the state capital.
“Three carts in all, and he just tossed them in until there was absolutely no room left,” owner Michael Esposito told the station.
The store ships up to 300 packages a day and saw the incident happen live on the security camera.
“I mean, he forcibly threw them into the truck from about 3 to 12 feet away and once the truck was full and they fell back to the ground, he threw them back into the pile,” he said.
Esposito said he initially thought about confronting the employee, but then thought about it.
He asked if the employee wanted the packages placed closer to the truck and the postman reportedly refused.
“It was about $40,000 worth of records,” the owner noted.
He said he understands the work is hard and applauds the Postal Service for that, but he also feels sorry for customers who spend hundreds of dollars on a record they rave about.
He said he wants his customers to know how much work his shop puts into packing and that he will keep a close eye on the packages as they enter the truck.
“We were surprised to see images like this, because that’s not how we train our employees. This is clearly unacceptable behavior that does not reflect the efforts of the thousands of professional, dedicated carriers in our workforce,” USPS Strategic Communications Manager David Rupert told Fox News Digital in an email. “We are in the process of addressing the personnel issue in this regard. Both the employee and senior management of USPS have apologized to the owner.”
Fox 10 reported that a spokesperson could not say whether the employee had been reprimanded, citing federal privacy law.