JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville man is battling the United States Postal Service after the mailman reportedly destroyed his fence with his vehicle.
"I don't know who to blame, I don't know if someone is not telling the truth or telling the truth," George Dube' said.
His anger goes back to Aug. 16. He said that day, a mailman careened into his chain-link fence with a vehicle. He was told the postal service will get in contact with him, but it didn't.
"No, they have not and that is the problem," Dube' said.
He has a police report of the accident. The report states the mailman was ill or fainted.
"I haven't even heard back from anyone who says they know about it," he said.
It has left a hole of disappointment in his heart and a gaping space in his fence line.
"It is 73 feet wide," he said.
Now his son can no longer keep his dog in the yard. It also means he has an ugly eyesore in the neighborhood, he said. It means his property is no longer secured, he added.
Tired of waiting on USPS, the 80-year-old veteran decided to roll up the damaged fencing and remove the damaged posts that held the fence.
Now he waits for the postal service to do something.
"It is their job to do something to help you," he said. "I am not asking for anything."
On Your Side reached out to USPS for answers and a spokesperson provided the following statement:
"The U.S. Postal Service delivers to over 158 million addresses, six days a week and we take great care to protect both postal property and customers' personal property. Unfortunately, rare instances of property damage, such as the incident in Jacksonville, do occur. We apologize for any inconvenience this incident caused for our customer. The Postal Service is governed by specific guidelines regarding tort claims and privacy regulations prohibit us from discussing any actions taken."
The family also received a call from the postal service to start the claims process. Dube' has homeowner's insurance but believes the responsibility is with the postal service.
"I just want my fence fixed," he said..