Delivery driver slammed for ‘awful' act just weeks before Christmas

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A delivery driver has been criticised and questioned by police after committing an “awful” act just weeks out from Christmas.

The now-former FedEx driver is in hot water after police found 300 to 400 packages in a ravine last week in Blount County, Alabama.

Blount County Sheriff’s Office said the boxes were “of assorted sizes” and appeared to have been thrown into the ravine.

Sheriff Mark Moon said it’s believed the delivery driver went back and dumped packages at the ravine “at least six times”.

“As of right now we are looking at around 450 individual victims, some in Blount County some not, that investigators are attempting to work their cases,” he said.

The sheriff added FedEx is a victim of six different Theft of Property cases.

Packages dumped by a FedEx employee are seen in Blount County, Alabama.
People recover hundreds of packages dumped in a ravine by a FedEx worker. Source: Blount County Sheriff's Office

FedEx said in a statement that the person involved was no longer providing service for FedEx Ground and added it was cooperating with law enforcement on its investigation.

“The security of our customers’ shipments is a top priority and we are committed to treating our customers’ packages with the utmost care,″ FedEx said, adding that it would deliver recovered packages wherever possible and seek resolution for any damaged shipments.

FedEx has sent multiple trucks to recover the packages.

Bizarrely, in Jemison, Alabama, about two dozen FedEx boxes were found dumped in woods earlier this week.

“We are in the process of contacting officials with FedEx so that they can investigate this situation and contact their customers,” police said.

It wasn’t clear how long the items had been on the roadside or whether there was any link to an earlier discovery in Blount County.

Either way, the sea of dumped packages had people on Facebook miffed.

“This is just awful,” one woman wrote.

Another woman called it “inexcusable”.

Others wondered if their missing or delayed packages were among those in the ravine.

“Tell me you hate your job without saying you hate your job,” another woman wrote,

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