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NY Mail carrier shot with toy gun by youth

July 9, 2024


JAMESTOWN — “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed round,” but maybe an airsoft gun or BB gun could halt a postal carrier.

While delivering mail recently on Maple Street, a Jamestown postal carrier was struck in the neck with an airsoft toy bullet, which he alleges was deliberately fired at him from an upstairs window at a Maple Street residence by a 17-year-old.

“I was delivering the mail along my route, when I started to hear things falling all around me,” said U.S carrier Michael Sacilowski. “Then I felt a burning sensation in my neck, where I got hit.”

Sacilowski then called the Jamestown Police Department who dispatched an officer to investigate the situation. The officer and Sacilowski spoke to the teenager and his mother at the residence from which he alleges that the toy gun was fired.

“The mother told us (police and Sacilowski) that there is no way the kids would fire the gun out of the house, and maybe it just ricocheted,” he said. “There’s no way that this wasn’t intentional, I’m not buying it. I was just trying to do my job, and this is what I have to put up with.”

Sacilowski also spoke about how upset he was with the way the police were unable to do much because the alleged shooter was under the age of 18 because of New York State law and bail reform.

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