Japanese police have launched an investigation against a former mailman. He has stored tens of thousands of undelivered letters in his home for many years.
Officials found about 24,000 letters at his home in the Kanagawa area, not far from Tokyo.
The former mailman, only known to be 61 years old, said that he “hated to work”. On the other hand, he didn’t want to be less efficient than his younger colleagues.
From the post office in Yokohama, the capital of Kanagawa, they apologized to the citizens and promised to deliver all the letters.
According to Kyodo News, there was suspicion that something wasn’t right after an internal investigation. The man soon confessed everything and was fired.
Soon after that, the post office also asked police for help, stating that between February and November 2019, about 1,000 deliveries hadn’t been completed.
However, there are doubts that the former mailman started leaving letters at home back in 2003.
If convicted, the former postman could receive three years in prison or a fine of about 500,000 yen, which is just under $ 5,000.