In Alabama, Sheriff’s Office is investigating a FedEx driver for throwing out multiple truckloads of packages.
The Blount County Sheriff’s Office, in the north-central part of the state, said last Wednesday that between 300 and 400 boxes “of assorted sizes” had been discovered in a wooded area on private property.
FedEx sent trucks and drivers from across the South later that day to begin the process of recovering the packages, it added. Photos posted to Facebook show boxes scattered on a steep ravine, several trucks lined up in the woods and assorted packages crammed into the back of a truck.
By Monday, Sheriff Mark Moon said the driver — who has not been publicly named — had been identified and questioned. He urged the media and public to be patient as investigators worked the case, which he characterized as a “debacle.”
FedEx said in an email to NPR that the company has reviewed the situation and is cooperating with law enforcement, and that the individual involved is no longer employed by FedEx Ground.
“We regret the inconvenience this situation has caused and appreciate our customers’ understanding throughout the package recovery process,” the statement added. “Where possible, recovered packages are being delivered to the intended recipients. In the event of a damaged shipment, we will make every effort to work with the affected shippers to reach a resolution.”