Alabama Sheriff: FedEx Driver Dumped Packages in Ravine Six Different Times
A FedEx driver who allegedly dumped hundreds of packages into a ravine in Blount County, Alabama did so over the course of at least six different trips, Sheriff Mark Moon said Tuesday morning.
The bizarre case began last Wednesday, when one of Moon's deputies responded to a scene in the western part of the county and found several hundred undelivered FedEx packages tossed into a ravine.
In the week since the packages were discovered, law enforcement agencies and FedEx managers have been working to figure out exactly what happened.
Moon announced that police had identified and questioned the driver who they believe is responsible for the dumping Monday.
In a Tuesday morning Facebook post, the sheriff shared a few more answers about the case.
"Investigators have determined that the driver dumped at least six times making FedEx a victim of six different Theft of Property cases," Moon wrote. "As of right now we are looking at around 450 individual victims, some in Blount County some not, that investigators are attempting to work their cases. This will not be an easy or fast case to close. Again I am asking for patience from our citizens as our investigators work through this case."
The final fate of the undelivered packages has not yet been made clear, and Moon has not yet identified the driver allegedly responsible for the misconduct or announced formal charges filed against them.
Blount County is located in Central Alabama, north of Birmingham and Jefferson County. It is unclear how many, if any, packages in the ravine were bound for the Tuscaloosa area.
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