LA STAMPA (Italy)
ROME- Ever mail something that just flat disappears? Wondering where it wound up? For thousands of Italians whose mail was lost, the only consolation is that they now know where it went. For some, the answer may be exactly what they'd feared: in a pile in some lazy postman's house.
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Two hundred kilograms (440 lbs) of mail was discovered by an Italian police Carabinieri unit in the small town of Agosta, east of Rome, with some dating back to 2011 reports La Stampa. Officers discovered the bags of mail during a normal patrol, spotting the emblem of the Italian Post Office. Eventually, they traced the mail to a 50-year-old mailman who, on occasions, had left work early -- leaving letters and parcels undelivered to businesses and homes -- and just bringing it all back to his house, to throw it away later.
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The surviving post was sent back to the distribution center to be delivered (better late than never!) to the addressees. The postman was charged with multiple offenses including property infringement and suppression of correspondence.