Owner of mail package store on Las Ol...

Owner of mail package store on Las Olas Blvd. charged with gran...

There are 59 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jan 31, 2007, titled Owner of mail package store on Las Olas Blvd. charged with gran.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Detectives from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department have arrested the owner of a mail package store on Las Olas Boulevard and charged him with grand theft.

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Tom Sawyer

United States

#2 Jan 31, 2007
Talk about intrapment !

I'll leave a hundred dollar bill in your mailbox and if you take it I am going to arrest you.

hahahahahahaha!
140 Dollars Per Sq Foot

Peapack, NJ

#1 Jan 31, 2007
OOP's!! LOL
thiefs sux

United States

#3 Jan 31, 2007
thief's should be executed on the second conviction. no matter what they steal.
No Park Avenue

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Jan 31, 2007
Hey, rents are high on the strip.
Delivery Problems

Key West, FL

#6 Jan 31, 2007
I am not so sure that is a crime. Something (whether it's cash or dead bugs) gets mailed to the your address. You open it and decide to keep what is now your possession. Hmm? Sounds like the incompetent postal service or inept person where the mail originated from is free from any accountability. Maybe they should arrest the person who entered the wrong address in the database where the mail originated from. Or if it got delivered to the wrong address, the postal worker should be held responsible.

True story: A delivery service (yes, one of the major ones) delivered my package to the home across the street from me. I tracked the package online and never received the so-called delivered package. Filed a complaint with the delivery company who said it was the shippers fault. Guilt or no guilt, two days later, the neighbor across the street brought my package over. I called the delivery service and told them they delivered to the wrong address and I had received the package. The next day the delivery company came to my door to ask me to sign a document stating that they had indeed delivered the package. I stated that I would not sign the document because THEY had not delivered the package to me, but to the neighbor across the street. I told the driver that I would sign nothing and that I will verbally tell them I received said package but that they erred in delivery and technically never brought the package to the intended destination. The driver was angry and stated that he needs the signature for his supervisor and if I did not sign for it, delivery to my address could stop. The threat stopped there as I told him to leave my property and have his supervisor call me or I would sue the driver for any packages not delivered. An apology soon followed by the driver's supervisor.

What is the point of the story? I don't know. But it goes to show you how incompetent people blame others for their mistake.
Apock

United States

#7 Jan 31, 2007
Wait a minute. I am committing a crime if I throw away a misdelivered letter from my mailbox and nothing happens to the postal delivery person who misdelivered it because s/he is too lazy to read the address and drop it in the right box???

Smells like B.S. to me.
Greg

United States

#8 Jan 31, 2007
Just goes to show you the mentality of the postal workers now. They can't read, can't write and don't know how to deliver mail to the correct address. I guess that $56,000 a year in pay doesn't buy much these days. Then you blame someone for doing something wrong in a definate entrapment scenario. Yeah, go law enforcement. You guys are great! Just like the good old idiot we have at the front of our current government.
Chitown Springster

United States

#9 Jan 31, 2007
Tom Sawyer wrote:
Talk about intrapment !
I'll leave a hundred dollar bill in your mailbox and if you take it I am going to arrest you.
hahahahahahaha!
In a sealed envelope? You're as bad as he is.
Ratinum

Miami, FL

#10 Jan 31, 2007
He has his own business but he still has to do petty thievery. Typical selfishness and dishonesty for no reason - White man behavior. Many more will never be caught but will receive their justice in the eternal fire.
Redneck

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Jan 31, 2007
Father Christian wrote:
Nice white Christian name, Parker. Probably a church goer who would have given 10% of the loot to his church. Dontcha just hate it when our boys are dumb enough to get caught, no smarter than a black or hispanic.
That's a stupid statement! Go back under your rock.
You Dummy

United States

#12 Jan 31, 2007
Good luck in jail (rape bait).

“"Man Bites Dog"”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon & Other Planets

#13 Jan 31, 2007
I believe the way the law works is if something is mailed to your name and address but you did not order it, you can keep it. But it had better be addressed to your name and not another name. Also you had better be able to prove you did not order it if that time comes. As any child knows stealing the mail is a federal crime.
nick

Hollywood, FL

#14 Jan 31, 2007
good
Going Postal

United States

#15 Jan 31, 2007
The Postal Service is generally hostile toward private mail box (PMB) services such as the one in this story, viewing them as competition to post office boxes. The Postal Service already burdens PMB users with registration requirements and refuses to forward mail if subscribers discontinue their PMB service. This entrapment incident might have be an attempt by the Postal Service to make PMB operators look bad simply because they can. There are plenty of disgruntled postal workers who steal or worse... I've been using a PMB (The UPS Store) for the last 12 years with no problem.
dot-rat

Beech Island, SC

#16 Jan 31, 2007
why $$402.00 in cash.
why not an even $400 or #405.
OOPS

Homestead, FL

#18 Jan 31, 2007
Delivery Problems wrote:
I am not so sure that is a crime. Something (whether it's cash or dead bugs) gets mailed to the your address. You open it and decide to keep what is now your possession. Hmm? Sounds like the incompetent postal service or inept person where the mail originated from is free from any accountability. Maybe they should arrest the person who entered the wrong address in the database where the mail originated from. Or if it got delivered to the wrong address, the postal worker should be held responsible.

True story: A delivery service (yes, one of the major ones) delivered my package to the home across the street from me. I tracked the package online and never received the so-called delivered package. Filed a complaint with the delivery company who said it was the shippers fault. Guilt or no guilt, two days later, the neighbor across the street brought my package over. I called the delivery service and told them they delivered to the wrong address and I had received the package. The next day the delivery company came to my door to ask me to sign a document stating that they had indeed delivered the package. I stated that I would not sign the document because THEY had not delivered the package to me, but to the neighbor across the street. I told the driver that I would sign nothing and that I will verbally tell them I received said package but that they erred in delivery and technically never brought the package to the intended destination. The driver was angry and stated that he needs the signature for his supervisor and if I did not sign for it, delivery to my address could stop. The threat stopped there as I told him to leave my property and have his supervisor call me or I would sue the driver for any packages not delivered. An apology soon followed by the driver's supervisor.
What is the point of the story? I don't know. But it goes to show you how incompetent people blame others for their mistake.
SOMETIMES THEY INTENTIONALLY DELIVER THE PACKAGE TO A NEIGHBOR WHO IS HOME WHEN YOU'RE OUT, DID YOU THINK THEY COULD MAKE AN INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENT TO DELIVER ALL THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS? WHO DID THE JOB, OOPS?
NativeFloridian

Hollywood, FL

#19 Jan 31, 2007
OK, but why is this guy getting so much "mis-delivered" mail? I get the neighbor's mail once in a blue moon, in fact UPS screws up more than the USPS for me.

Seems like there were a lot of facts left out of this story.
mailman under fire

Miami, FL

#21 Jan 31, 2007
Things that only happen in FLORIDAAAAAAAAA. The best headline news today so far. Thanks! O:)
IJones

United States

#22 Jan 31, 2007
Delivery Problems wrote:
I am not so sure that is a crime. Something (whether it's cash or dead bugs) gets mailed to the your address. You open it and decide to keep what is now your possession. Hmm? Sounds like the incompetent postal service or inept person where the mail originated from is free from any accountability. Maybe they should arrest the person who entered the wrong address in the database where the mail originated from. Or if it got delivered to the wrong address, the postal worker should be held responsible.
True story: A delivery service (yes, one of the major ones) delivered my package to the home across the street from me. I tracked the package online and never received the so-called delivered package. Filed a complaint with the delivery company who said it was the shippers fault. Guilt or no guilt, two days later, the neighbor across the street brought my package over. I called the delivery service and told them they delivered to the wrong address and I had received the package. The next day the delivery company came to my door to ask me to sign a document stating that they had indeed delivered the package. I stated that I would not sign the document because THEY had not delivered the package to me, but to the neighbor across the street. I told the driver that I would sign nothing and that I will verbally tell them I received said package but that they erred in delivery and technically never brought the package to the intended destination. The driver was angry and stated that he needs the signature for his supervisor and if I did not sign for it, delivery to my address could stop. The threat stopped there as I told him to leave my property and have his supervisor call me or I would sue the driver for any packages not delivered. An apology soon followed by the driver's supervisor.
What is the point of the story? I don't know. But it goes to show you how incompetent people blame others for their mistake.
Tampering with mail is a federal offense. And they don't take it lightly in federal court. He's going to do some time.
yep

Miami, FL

#23 Jan 31, 2007
Delivery Problems wrote:
I am not so sure that is a crime. Something (whether it's cash or dead bugs) gets mailed to the your address. You open it and decide to keep what is now your possession. Hmm? Sounds like the incompetent postal service or inept person where the mail originated from is free from any accountability. Maybe they should arrest the person who entered the wrong address in the database where the mail originated from. Or if it got delivered to the wrong address, the postal worker should be held responsible.
True story: A delivery service (yes, one of the major ones) delivered my package to the home across the street from me. I tracked the package online and never received the so-called delivered package. Filed a complaint with the delivery company who said it was the shippers fault. Guilt or no guilt, two days later, the neighbor across the street brought my package over. I called the delivery service and told them they delivered to the wrong address and I had received the package. The next day the delivery company came to my door to ask me to sign a document stating that they had indeed delivered the package. I stated that I would not sign the document because THEY had not delivered the package to me, but to the neighbor across the street. I told the driver that I would sign nothing and that I will verbally tell them I received said package but that they erred in delivery and technically never brought the package to the intended destination. The driver was angry and stated that he needs the signature for his supervisor and if I did not sign for it, delivery to my address could stop. The threat stopped there as I told him to leave my property and have his supervisor call me or I would sue the driver for any packages not delivered. An apology soon followed by the driver's supervisor.
What is the point of the story? I don't know. But it goes to show you how incompetent people blame others for their mistake.
Person, you are wacky, wacky, wackey! I have had mis delivered mail in my mail box many times. Do I search the contents and steal them? The answer, of course, is a resounding NO. I write misdeliverd on them and return letters to the mail box for the letter carrier can deliver them to the rightful owners. I know my name and my address.

You're right, there is no point to your story, except to bash mail carriers, rationalize and justify thievery.

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