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Postman thought body was a mannequin

2012-11-10 10:34

Denver - The US Postal Service is defending a mail carrier who stepped around a man who collapsed and died near his front door.

Dale Porch was dropped off at home last week after work but never made it inside. Family members say hours later, a mail carrier walked by the body to deliver the mail but did nothing to help.

The family says the postman told them he thought the body was a mannequin, a decoration left over from Halloween.

KMGH-TV reports the carrier has been temporarily taken off the route. A Postal Service spokesperson called it an unfortunate situation that probably would not have happened any other time of the year.

An autopsy report is pending.

Comments
  • David Mabaso - 2012-11-10 11:17

    a mannequin....... pleeeeez

  • makarapakaplan - 2012-11-10 12:56

    Haai maaaaaannnnn!!!!!!!

  • toni.watson.169 - 2012-11-10 13:12

    What now he is resposible,since when do u have to check everones condition,why didnt the people who saw the post man ,not help?

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