Stolen mailbox causes mystery for local business woman mailing bills


by Chelsea Rabideau

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 15 at 11:12 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—Someone stole a big blue mail box from the corner of 27th and Broadway on Louisville’s West End. Now, a woman who dropped her mail in the box wants to know where her bills went.

A west end business owner said a stack of bills she mailed out on March 1st never made it to their destination.

Sandra Fant, the owner, dropped off her bills at the United States Post Office less than a block away from her business, and even has it on camera from her store.

“This is me, right here, leaving out this door with my mail in my hand,” Fant explained while rolling through the video

The video shows what Fant said is her in her car pulling up to the mailbox at West Broadway and 27th at 2:46 p.m.

“You can look real close like I did,” Fant said, “You can almost see me drop my mail inside there.”

The video shows less than 45 minutes later, what looks like a USPS truck pull up to the mailbox, a person gets out and appears to empty the box.

The sunset light blocks the view of the mailbox, then the glare from a security lights blocks the view for the rest of the night from her camera’s perspective.

The next morning, by 7:23 a.m. there seems to be something missing, the mailbox.

“You don’t see the mailbox!” Fant exclaimed, “It’s gone!”

Fant’s mail should have been taken by the apparent USPS truck and should not have been in the mailbox when it was stolen.

“Unless that carrier or that person left a bunch of mail in the thing and when did they start doing that?” Fant wondered.

The Post Office told Fant they were investigating, but she is sure she isn’t the only one dealing with a problem because of this incident.

“How come you wouldn’t let the public know this? This is the only mailbox that I know of in the West End. Everybody from everywhere come and put their mail in here. Sometimes that mailbox is so full, the mail’s falling out of it.”

The missing mailbox was found ditched near the Post Office at 7th and York.

Fant said she’s having to stop payment on all the missing checks at $33 each, and absorb late payment fees on top of that.