Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023


The U.S. Postal Service apologized for an incident in which a letter carrier was caught on camera using what appeared to be pepper spray on dogs that were not a threat.

On Thursday, Kaysie Ribelin’s security camera captured the letter carrier walking up to the fence on the side of her home in Warr Acres. As the letter carrier approached the fence, he could be heard saying, “You better run!” He then sprayed Ribelin’s two dogs on the other side of the fence before walking away. Laughter could be heard in the background.

Ribelin said she believed the letter carrier used pepper spray on her two dogs because she could see a chemical mark on the grass.

“Spite, maliciousness, just to be mean,” Ribelin said of what the letter carrier did. “Just shock. I can’t believe someone would do such a thing.”

Ribelin said the letter carrier went out of his way to spray her two dogs because her mailbox was located next to her front door, far from the fence. Ribelin said she didn’t even get any mail on Thursday, so the letter carrier had no reason to be at her home. Ribelin said her dogs were only barking.

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