Sheriff reveals more on "FedEx debacle" that had packages dumped in ravine

Sheriff reveals more on “FedEx debacle” that had packages dumped in ravine

A FedEx driver made a minimum of half a dozen journeys to discard lots of of packages in a wooded ravine in Blount County, Alabama, in line with native authorities investigating the matter.

Roughly 450 people were victims of theft, a few of them residents of the county and a few not, the Blount County Sheriff’s Workplace stated Tuesday. “This will not be an easy or fast case to close,” Sheriff Mark Moon stated

The motive force has been identified and questioned, Moon stated in an replace on Monday.

Greater than 400 packages of varied sizes and shapes had been discovered Wednesday, November 24, in a ditch off a wooded path close to the small city of Hayden, Moon initially introduced on his workplace’s Fb web page.

Deputies had been despatched to protect the scene till FedEx staff might arrive to choose up the packages, with the delivery large sending a number of vehicles and drivers from throughout the South to load up the packages, Moon stated.

Photographs posted on the sheriff workplace’s Fb web page present the packages strewn in regards to the forest. The location the place the packages had been discovered is about 30 miles north of Birmingham, Alabama. 

It wasn’t clear why the packages had been in the ravine, the sheriff stated, however he hoped to have some solutions quickly.

Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx informed the native CBS affiliate that the motive force was not employed by the delivery large. 

“The safety of our clients’ shipments is a prime precedence and we’re dedicated to treating our clients’ packages with the utmost care. Along with cooperating with legislation enforcement, we now have reviewed this example and might verify that the person concerned is not offering service on behalf of FedEx Floor.

“We regret the inconvenience this situation has caused and appreciate our customers’ understanding throughout the package recovery process. 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. As always, customers with questions about their shipments can track their packages by visiting”

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