By Amy Simonson, CNN
Authorities believe the 22-year-old man dumped hundreds of FedEx packages into a ravine in Alabama, according to Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon.
“He is working today. And he is delivering to another company. So hopefully we will arrest him later today,” Moon said.
The investigation begins November 24, when the sheriff of Blount County, northern Alabama, found 300 to 400 packages in a privately owned ravine, the county sheriff said.
The suspect admitted to having dumped packages there five different times because “he didn’t want to deliver them,” Moon said at Friday’s press conference.
“This young man, when he was questioned, admitted everything that was asked of him and that we could substantiate and be very frank,” added Moon. “It just seems like he’s devastated for what he’s done and just admits that he’s been – is having some tough times in his life and is just making the wrong choices.”
There are five warrants that Moon said will be issued to him today for the theft of goods, which is a Class D felony.
Among the packages detected in ravine153 of them were identifiable and 247 were unidentifiable, according to Moon.
The dumping resulted in “a $24,000 worth of goods that could not be accounted for.”
“This incident is completely unacceptable and we continue to cooperate with law enforcement in their investigation, including any criminal prosecution or civil action against the individual responsible. responsibility no longer provides services on behalf of FedEx Ground,” FedEx said in a statement. “Consignments were collected and delivered to their intended recipients where possible. In the event of a damaged shipment, we are working with affected shippers to reach a resolution.”
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CNN’s Tina Burnside and Jason Hanna also contributed to this report.
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