According to federal authorities, the postal carrier with 800 undelivered pieces of mail in his trunk was arrested, partly due to a wrong turn.
Brandon Wilson, 27, was arrested on Tuesday night at the Bridge of Peace after border guards found a mail container sent to a ZIP number and included three absentee ballots issued by the County Elections Council Erie sent, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.
Wilson, in Buffalo, who was stopped at the bridge just after 7:30 p.m., reportedly told Customs and Border Protection officers that the letter belonged to him and his mother, but was unable to Explain the mail sent to others, according to the complaint. by a special officer for the Office of the Inspector General.
Wilson arrived at the bridge by accident. He was on the I-190 and on the wrong lane caused him to go to the border with Canada, the federal government confirmed.
In addition to the absentee ballots sent to two addresses in Buffalo, the letter found in Wilson’s car included 106 political letters, 220 first-class letters and 484 standard letters.
The majority of first-class messages are sent to locations in the 14215 ZIP code, but the other destination ZIPs are 14227, 14211, and 14214.