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Man threatens Springfield post office: “You think Las Vegas was bad?”

Published: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 7:23 AM
Updated: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 9:08 AM
By: Michael Cooper - Staff Writer

A man allegedly threatened a Springfield Post Office employee with “Las Vegas”-style violence because he was infuriated about not receiving his parents’ mail.

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The man entered the post office at 150 North Limestone St. at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Springfield Police Division report. He asked a post office worker to pick up hold mail for his parents after returning from out of town.

The employee told the man the post office was unable to release the mail to him because he couldn’t provide identification with the correct address. The man then became “infuriated” and threatened the employee, the report said.

“You think Las Vegas was bad? Wait until I go postal on this (place)!” the man allegedly said.

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Employees were unable to calm the man down and he was removed from the post office, the report said.

As he was leaving, the man allegedly said: “You (people) will be upset when I come back!”

A supervisor checked the man’s ID, but gave it back to him as he was being sent out of the building.

Suspect information remains unknown, the report said.

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