A few weeks ago, the Idiot Fambly went to visit my sainted mother. While there, she brought this new story to my attention because she thought it was the funniest thing she'd read in a while.
CAMDEN - A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier was arrested this week on charges of indecent conduct after he allegedly exposed himself while delivering mail on his rural route. Daniel J. Beverly, 52, of Belfast was arrested Tuesday by Belfast police after Camden police Officer Curt Andrick obtained an arrest warrant on four counts of indecent exposure. Beverly was booked at the Waldo County Jail and released the same night on $100 bail. No court date has been set.
Police Chief Phil Roberts said the department was alerted to Beverly's alleged activities by the Camden post office.The post office informed Andrick that it had received four complaints about Beverly in September and October.All the alleged incidents took place in Camden, Roberts said."He apparently was exposing himself while making his deliveries," Roberts said Friday. "He would drive up to the mailbox and call people over."
Roberts said the Postal Service was aware of the charges and was expected to deal with the matter through internal personnel processes. Attempts to reach the U.S. Postal Service's inspector general's office for comment were unsuccessful Friday.Roberts urged any mail customers who may have experienced such incidents to contact Camden police.
"Can you imagine it?" she said, "here's the mailman, waiting down at the mailbox saying "Yoo-hoo! I Have a Package for you!" Then she'd absolutely howl with laughter.
When she got over that one, she said "He's delivering the MALE!" and off she'd go again into another gale of laughter.
Then, to ice the cake, she went to the window that overlooks the mailbox and showed me her binoculars, "See, I'm ready in case it's a problem that's spreading." And off she went into another fit of laughter.
The family that laughs together.... probably annoys the people at the next table, and I wouldn't have it any other way.