Package Stuck In USPS Limbo Travels Over 6,000 Miles

GREENVILLE, Calif. (CBS13) — A package that was mailed by a local woman should have taken just a few days to reach its destination, but instead took over 40 days to arrive and racked up thousands of miles in the process.

Dennis Hayes says his wife sent a garden flag as a gift to a friend in Colorado from their post office in the Plumas County town of Crescent Mills, but after a month, the parcel was still en route.

“It’s just crazy…it’s just going and going and going,” said Hayes.

The couple tracked the package online as it went from the Crescent Mills Post Office to Sacramento, then to Denver, then San Francisco, on to Los Angeles, and then back to Denver.

But it didn’t stop there.  The package kept traveling. It went from Denver back to San Francisco, then back down to Los Angeles, back to Denver, then to Los Angeles — still not reaching its destination in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

“This package is just racking up the frequent-flyer miles,” said Hayes.


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See you get a lot of mileage out of your postal charges.