Heap of stolen mail gets left in street

Kai Porter
September 22, 2017 05:13 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A northeast Albuquerque man woke up to a strange sight in the middle of his neighborhood’s street Wednesday morning.


Jim Fawver walked outside to get the paper when he noticed a huge pile of mail on his street. Among the discarded mail: utility bills, catalogs and credit card offers. It appeared the mail was stolen because it had been opened and looked through before it was discarded.

Fawver contacted the postal inspector and collected the mail so it wouldn’t blow away and potentially fall into wrong hands again. He’s also posted pictures of the mail, along with some of the names and addresses, on, hoping to reach the intended recipients.

“A couple hours later, somebody responded and said, ‘Well, is there any mail for this address and by the way I know this that you put the name on there and she’s my next-door neighbor,’” Fawver said. “So when I didn’t hear from the postal inspector by the end of the day, I just contacted this person.”  

He said that person was willing to distribute the lost mail to her neighbors.

Fawver said he believes the thief may have taken what they wanted from the stack of mail before throwing it onto his street.


Kai Porter

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