FedEx Driver Allegedly Dumps Hundreds of Packages in Alabama Woods

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A FedEx driver allegedly dumped hundreds of packages in a wooded area in Alabama, according to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO).

Heaps of packages were discovered in a wooded ravine near the small town of Hayden on November 24, according to WATN.

“Investigators have determined that the driver dumped at least six times making FedEx a victim of six different Theft of Property cases,” Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon wrote in a November 30 Facebook post from the sheriff’s office account. 

NEW: The Blount County Sheriff's Office is investigating after three to four hundred of FedEx packages were found in a ravine Wednesday afternoon. bit.ly/3nRh0dO

Posted by Fred Davenport WVTM 13 News on Wednesday, November 24, 2021

“As of right now we are looking at around 450 individual victims, some in Blount County some not, that investigators are attempting to work their cases,” the sheriff continued. 

He added that the case will not close quickly and asked for the public’s patience as “investigators work through this case.”

In a November 29 update, Moon wrote that his office had communicated with “FedEx security personnel and the driver has been identified and questioned.”

To everyone in West Blount County missing packages from FedEx. I currently have a deputy on a location where it appears…

Posted by Blount County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The driver’s identity has not been released, though FedEx provided NPR with a statement indicating the suspected individual no longer provides services for FedEx Ground.

In the statement, FedEx added:

We regret the inconvenience this situation has caused and appreciate our customers’ understanding throughout the package recovery process. Where possible, recovered packages are being delivered to the intended recipients. In the event of a damaged shipment, we will make every effort to work with the affected shippers to reach a resolution.

The BCSO first shared its discovery of the packages in a November 24 Facebook post. “I currently have a deputy on a location where it appears 300-400 boxes of assorted sizes have been thrown off a ravine,” the BCSO wrote. The same day, FedEx sent multiple trucks, drivers, and an area manager to the location. 

Making a dent this morning.

Posted by Blount County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, November 25, 2021

The following morning, on Thanksgiving, the makeshift crew of drivers worked to remove the packages from the woods. 

These guys came from all over the country to work on Thanksgiving. Thank you guys for your hard work and clearing up this mess. Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Blount County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, November 25, 2021

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