As the year approaches, more and more people depend on ordering online to receive gifts for their loved ones. Black Friday and Cyber Monday orders only add to the overall madness.
But on Wednesday afternoon, an Alabama county experienced an even crazier scenario. A “holiday nightmare come true,” like WBMA-TV in Birmingham put it.
The Blount County Sheriff’s Office said a local resident discovered about 400 FedEx package it was thrown at a ravine on its property. Boxes of all sizes were scattered throughout the wooded area, some of which looked worse when worn.
As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said, FedEx the manager was on his way and an hour later multiple FedEx representatives arrived and were working to get more vans so they can start collecting abandoned deliveries.
By 10:30 a.m. Thursday, all packages had been received, according to WBRC-TV.
“Missing @FedEx package?” Bobby Poitevint, a reporter for the WBMA, posted on Facebook.
“The Blount County Sheriff’s Office said 300-400 packages were thrown into a ravine. Employees say FedEx is on the scene working to pick up packages. “
People who suspect their items may be among the discarded boxes have flocked to the scene, causing the area to be congested.
“You know, everyone who had a package on that truck that was thrown down that hill, was mishandled and that’s just… it’s a really sad situation,” said Natasha Abney, who alerted the scene authorities after her neighbors discovered it, told WBMA.
She also said the scene she came across was in a hard-to-reach location, about 50 to 60 meters from the road, the length of a football field.
“I mean it’s just a box river,” she said. “Some are open, some are not.”
FedEx released a statement following the discovery.
“Security of our customers’ shipments is a top priority and we are committed to handling our customers’ packages with the utmost care,” it said. “We are taking steps to restore and ship affected packages as quickly as possible.
“In addition to cooperating with law enforcement, we are conducting a review of the situation and will take appropriate action. Customers with questions about their shipments can track their packages by visiting http://fedex.com. ”
But the question remains: Who? Why?
Not many answers coming, just a lot of people wondering what in the world could make someone do this.
“It hurts when someone will take advantage of people, when they are supposed to deliver children’s toys to them for Christmas, and people don’t care and will just drop our hard earned money. “, Andrea Finchum, who is missing the package, told WBRC.
“[T]Thousand dollars worth of things just popped out in one hole. I don’t see any kind of person who can do that.”
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