NYC mailman hoarded 40,000 pieces of undelivered mail in home, car

NYC mailman hoarded 40,000 pieces of undelivered mail in home, car

A New York City mailman failed to deliver about 40,000 pieces of mail–some of which date back nearly a decade–and stashed the parcels and letters in his work locker, car, and Brooklyn home, investigators allege.

Federal agents this week began investigating Joseph Brucato, 67, after receiving information that there was undelivered mail in his personal vehicle.

When he was confronted Tuesday, Brucato told agents that he had been keeping undelivered mail in his car for the past six months, noting that “on some days he did not deliver the mail intended for his route for various personal reasons.”

Brucato, who has delivered mail since 2001, is assigned to Brooklyn’s Ryder Station.

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