Tired of no one taking an interest in the fact that his hometown, Fort Worth, Texas, leads the nation in theft from blue postal collection boxes outside post offices, Watchdog Nation founder Dave Lieber goes direct to the top: An Open Letter to the U.S. Chief Postal Inspector.
Fort Worth has a reputation for rodeos, art and friendly people. Today, sadly, Watchdog Nation gives Fort Worth another title. And it hurts because Watchdog Nation is headquartered there. Cowtown is the No. 1 city in America for thefts from blue outdoor postal collection boxes. Texas is the top state for such thefts. That news […]
Do mailbox break-ins occur at your local post office? You might never know. The crimes are largely unreported. It takes a U.S. Freedom of Information Act request to learn what is going on. Here’s how to do it.
As the holidays approach, Watchdog Nation reminds everyone not to use the big blue mailboxes outside U.S. post offices. They are too easy to steal from. Our investigation has revealed more than 60 such thefts in the past year in North Texas. Authorities do not disclose these incidents in which thieves are seeking gift cards, cash and checks. We got our information through the federal Freedom of Information Act.
God bless the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. There was a rash of thefts from those blue collection mailboxes, but authorities weren’t releasing any details. They said if they did it would jeopardize their criminal investigations. Well, don’t people have the right to know if their mail was stolen? Watchdog Nation filed an FOIA request — and got the answers.