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Amazon Boxes Found Dumped in a Trash Can By a Deliveryman in Fort Worth

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Twenty-five boxes from Amazon presumably filled with holiday goodies were found in a gas station dumpster close to Eagle Mountain Lake in Tarrant County. CBS DFW writes that Eagle Mountain Lake Fire Chief Mike Barton saw an unmarked white van in his neighborhood and noticed that there were some packages lying in his yard as if they had been thrown. Finding the whole situation strange, he followed the van to a gas station where he saw the man tossing empty boxes and wrapping into the trash.

“He was going in the neighborhood just tearing them open. I guess if he wanted them, he’d keep them. Nerf guns he apparently didn’t want,” Barton told CBS DFW.

WFAA writes it has now been discovered that the man with the white van was a deliveryman contracted to work for Amazon. Of course, he has been fired. The news explains that the local Sheriff’s department determined “…no products were in fact taken from the packages.” Still, people who ordered goods from Amazon didn’t receive them, so they’re less than thrilled. “Very angry,” Syliva Polk said. “The person that did this should definitely be dealt with.” She also mentioned that her package was marked “unable to be delivered” on Amazon. Impacted customers were given a refund by Amazon.