USPS worker allegedly threw Texas sheriff's GOP campaign fliers in dumpster, shocking video shows
The video clip that was shared by Nehls shows a person emerging from a USPS vehicle and walking towards the dumpster holding onto what seemed to be a large object which is suspected to be the bag of fliers
FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS: A United States Postal Service (USPS) employee has been accused of throwing a sheriff's campaign fliers into a dumpster. The incident took place in Fort Bend County, Texas. Sheriff Troy Nehls revealed that a mail carrier was seen on video dumping a stack of mailers into the dumpster, Breitbart reports.
According to WFLA, "Sheriff Troy Nehls is a republican candidate running for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District. He said the postal worker was caught on video throwing a stack of his campaign mailers in the trash."
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Nehls took to Twitter to share, "Some patriots nearby heard a noise when she tossed them in & went to investigate. They found a stack of them and called me. No wonder people are skeptical of mail-in voting." A business owner had called up Nehls and showed him the surveillance video of the alleged incident which had reportedly taken place behind a building close to FM 359. Click2Houston stated, "The owner said when he went to go retrieve what was thrown away, he found Nehls’ reelection campaign fliers." Nehls had shared the video on social media on Friday, June 26, afternoon.
He said that people who were standing closeby to the dumpster heard a noise and went to see what it was. They then found the campaign ads and fliers in the dumpster. The video clip that was shared by Nehls shows a person emerging from a USPS vehicle and walking towards the dumpster holding onto what seemed to be a large object. The video was taken from quite a far distance.
The person was seen opening a gate, going behind it and then coming back out and getting into the vehicle. A few minutes after the vehicle drove away, the business owner called the Sheriff who went to pick up the dumped stack of fliers. Nehls also shared some pictures of the fliers in the dumpster. While speaking to reporters, he revealed that he was quite disappointed about the alleged incident and revealed he had filed a report with the Ford Bend County Sheriff's Office.
He also said that he had been hoping to speak with a US Postal inspector about opening an investigation into the incident. Nehls shared, "A federal employee, taking this and throwing it in a dumpster."
"Not a good day, not a good day for America. And we really don’t know, has this mail carrier done it before?" he questioned.
Social media users seemed to have mixed reactions to the video footage. One user wrote, "When you pay the USPS it constitutes a "contract" of sorts ... your payment guarantees that the USPS will deliver your mail. This is an act of fraud, committed by a person employed by a federal employee."
Another supportive user shared, "That is mail tampering. Mail tampering is a federal law. What was this postal worker's name? I’m sure the individual could be identified based on description/location. Do mail trucks have a gps tracker? I expect a prosecution regarding this federal crime."
However, some users were not supportive of the sheriff and wrote, "You should keep your politics out of your policing." Another user added, "Maybe just maybe. If you ran on an honest and just platform and actually went out and met constituents. had their best interest at heart and not yours, you wouldn’t need to waste paper and fill our mailboxes with junk."