SANTA FE (KRQE) – A Santa Fe woman says a United States Postal Service worker drove right through her yard, parallel to her marked driveway, on Sunday causing damage.
“I have a perfectly fine driveway here to drive on, why would you drive down my yard?” Jennifer Browne, who lives in the Eldorado neighborhood, said.
She can’t understand why it happened.
“I mean yes, it’s inappropriate, but mostly it’s just unnecessary,” she said.
It happened on Sunday around 3:50 p.m. Browne knows that because her tracking number told her what time her Amazon package was dropped off.
Upset, Browne says she called USPS to find out why the mail carrier did it. A postmaster was then sent to her home to see the damage.
“And she told me that the woman driving the postal truck said she got caught in the rain”, she said. “Oddly enough, we didn’t have rain on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. It was as sunny as it is today.”
But then, Browne says, the postmaster changed her tune.
“She accused me of doing it. She goes, ‘For all I know, you did this yourself,’” Browne said.
Browne doesn’t blame Amazon for what happened, but she still reached out to the company. She wanted them to know what happened with USPS because they were in charge of her Amazon package at the time.
Amazon quickly wrote back via email and apologized for what happened, saying they would make sure it never happened again.
That’s exactly what Brown says she wanted, but never heard from USPS.
“Have a little respect for everyone, we all have to have respect for everyone,” she said.
KRQE News 13 reached out to several representatives with USPS for comment on the incident. Being a holiday, we did not hear back. We will reach out again Thursday and provide updates as they become available.