An investigation is underway after authorities reported they found stacks of unopened mail in two locations in Glendale, California this week.
Glendale Police Sgt. Christian Hauptmann said United States Postal Service staff asked for assistance Thursday morning with "possibly stolen mail or whatever was dumped in an alley," the Los Angeles Times reported. Hours later, there was a second call from a business owner who witnessed a similar incident in a nearby parking lot.
A local CW partner received footage from outside a spa showing a budget rental truck driving into a gate. A man then pulls bags of mail and parcels out of the vehicle and throws them to the ground.
The postal service declined to comment on the incidents or how they were related.
"The US Postal Inspection Service is the law enforcement, crime prevention and security division of the postal service," said spokeswoman Evelina Ramirez, according to the Times. "In order to maintain the integrity of their investigations and to prevent a fundamental injustice towards the objects of investigation, the US Postal Inspection Service does not comment on ongoing investigations."
The footage comes as the Democrats sounded the alarm about changes to the USPS by the Trump administration and these changes in service could result in voter suppression in the presidential election.
Attorney General last Thursday Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraMajor Drill Projects Among Dozen Accelerated Following Trump's Orders OVERNIGHT ENERGY: 21 States Sue the White House for Withdrawal of Basic Environment Law | Administration faces a tough week in court Trump meets Biden in Congress 21 states are suing the White House for withdrawing the basic environmental law MORE (D) applied for an injunction against the changes in service on Thursday, days before the release of the footage.
"President TrumpLongtime fan of The Princess Bride, Donald John TrumpTed Cruz, discusses the cast's plans to reunite to raise money for the Democrats. Trump swears a broad network at the Labor Day press conference. MOREThe USPS sabotage is un-American. It is an attack on free and fair elections and our right to vote. No matter who you support, your right to vote is sacred, ”Becerra said in a statement. “Remember to register early and have your vote counted. In California, we will continue to stand up for every citizen and do our part to keep our elections safe and secure. "