FedEx driver allegedly ditches packages in ravine

A FedEx driver reportedly dumped at least six packages in an Alabamian ravine several times.

An Alabama sheriff’s office posted a public notice Friday after receiving several calls from residents who reported a woman leaving packages in an area of Southeast Birmingham where it’s believed they could fall into an open ravine where small, loose rocks serve as a natural barrier.

Caddo County Sheriff Steven Ring said that multiple drivers called in and reported seeing the woman dumping boxes along Cook and Campbell drives in the Collins Hill subdivision. “It’s pretty impressive how she was able to do it,” Ring said. The sheriff’s office set up surveillance cameras around the neighborhood to look for the driver.

“She could have easily ended up going to another side of the street, we have some salt in our salt pans,” he said. Ring said the woman left the packages in the ravine around 5 p.m. on Thursday, and wasn’t seen again until about 5 a.m. on Friday, when the sheriff’s office received another call that she was seen leaving more packages.

“She dumped the boxes off until she got to this end where the gutter marks are,” Ring said. “We’ve put up signs that said she is no longer allowed in the residential area, so you can bet we are going to put up additional signs just in case she tries to get in there.”

At least three or four packages were loaded into one of the tires of a parked car as the FedEx driver went to exit, according to the sheriff’s office. Ring said people should treat packages they discover as property.

“Leave them alone until you know who they belong to,” he said. “Even though the boxes are labeled ‘FedEx,’ it doesn’t matter because it is a contact number on the package. It’s everyone’s property.”

The woman who was seen on surveillance was white, in her early 20s, about 5-foot-3, with a thin build and short brown hair. She was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants. She was driving a red Honda, according to authorities.

Read the full story at the Birmingham News.

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