If you live in Brooklyn, and your mail hasn’t come for awhile, this might be why.
A mail carrier in the NYC borough is being accused of hoarding over 40,000 pieces of undelivered mail, with some dating all the way back to 2005.
According to CBS News, Joseph Brucato took over 2,500 pounds of mail home over the years, and even put some in his mail locker and car, but was finally caught this week. (Thank goodness, because we need our mail).
The site reports:
According to a federal court complaint, Joseph Brucato hoarded the mail at his home, car and post office locker. He was arrested Wednesday after a supervisor noticed undelivered mail piled up in Brucato’s personal vehicle
The 67-year-old Brucato was arraigned Wednesday and released on his own recognizance.
Magistrate Vera Scanlon ordered him to “abstain from excessive alcohol consumption.”
Brucato’s attorney said her client suffers from depression and there were days he simply couldn’t walk the route, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.
From passports, to marriage licenses, there were tons of different items found within the hoarded undelivered mail. Umm… seriously sir?
SOURCE: CBS News | VIDEO CREDIT: NDN