"When you control the mail, you control information," Newman said while grimacing at Jerry in an episode of Seinfeld.
An arrest warrant was issued for Peter Ramsdal yesterday, who worked at the Dyker Heights Post Office and was caught with hundreds of pieces of undelivered mail in his car.
Ramsdal, who didn't have a permanent route but filled in for other letter carriers when they were out, was pulled over in the Catskills for driving with a suspended registration. His car was impounded. When a car is impounded, cops are allowed to do an inventory search on the entire car. They found mailbags with 537 pieces of mail in the trunk of Ramsdal's 2008 Mazda.
"We found three bags of mail, unopened and opened, time-sensitive mail, priority mail. He said he had taken it. We don't know where he was going," Lt. Gregory Sager, of the Catskills Police Department told the NY Post.
Some Dyker Heights residents and business owners admitted that they had noticed a difference in the delivery of their mail.
"I've been having a lot of problems not getting my mail. I called customer relations and complained. They are not giving me any information," Les Arno, who owns a store in the Dyker Beach postal area and thought he recognized Ramsdal, told the Post.
Ramsdal has not yet said why he was hoarding the mail. It wasn't immediately clear whether he had an attorney. The investigation is still ongoing.