A post office worker, Paul Willicott, in England who failed to deliver some 30,000 pieces of mail then squirreled it all away at his home has been ordered to perform 280 hours of community service.
The postman told authorities that he did not have time to deliver all the mail during his four-hour shift. Overwhelmed, he ended up stashing it at his house, car and garage.
44-year-old Willicott said he intended to deliver the unopened mail when his workload eased but he was not able to do so.
A member of the public spotted him stashing mail in his garage and reported him to the authorities.
When Willicott’s garage was searched, 174 pieces of mail were found. More was found in the trunk of his car, and 67 bags full of mail were found in his home.
A third of the items found were identified as junk mail.