When you gotta go, you gotta...
PORTLAND, OR â?? Last Wednesday morning, Don Derfler was waiting for the mailman. According to Derfler, when he saw him out his front window, â??He started pulling his pants down and started defecating,â?? Derfler said. â??At that point I grabbed my camera and started to take pictures.â?? The series of photos that resulted show the dirty deed.
Officials with the postal service were quick to offer an apology. â??Weâ??re taking this very seriously, and I really want to apologize to our customers and to the public at large,â?? said U.S. Postal Service employee Ron Anderson. â??For the years Iâ??ve worked for the postal service, Iâ??ve never heard of an incident like this, and I hope I never do again.â??
Derfler said his wife did not believe him when he told her. He showed her the pictures to prove his point. Oh, joy.
Derfler was quoted as saying â??We trust people like the postal service and the meter readers to come on our property but to defecate on it is just wrong.â??
Postal inspectors arrived later in the day to clean up.
Postal employees were reported as saying that sometimes there are no facilities when you have to go. A local TV station found public bathrooms nearby. It was noted in news accounts that none of the photos include the mail carrier wiping or using hand sanitizer. Thankfully, the carrier didnâ??t attempt an ass-drag in the grass.
The mail carrier â?? whose name was withheld â?? has been suspended without pay.