A United States Postal Service mail service has been charged with assault and lying to police after a bodily altercation that occurred with two different girls within the metropolis of Flint.
“This is a perfect example of how a situation may not be exactly what it looks like at first glance,” Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton mentioned.
On April 8 at 1:30 p.m., Flint Police had been despatched to the realm of Carson Street and Floyd McCree Drive, close to the Schafer Square Apartments, for a hit-and-run incident.
When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a U.S. Postal mail truck with entrance finish harm and spoke with its driver, a 29-year-old feminine mail service.
Police say the mail service had two black eyes and a number of pink scratches and abrasions round her neck and face. A video recorded on a telephone by a witness was later posted to social media and confirmed the service and two girls of their early 20s preventing on the street. What you do not see is what occurred earlier than the video digital camera was turned on, in accordance to Leyton.
“The postal worker actually slammed her postal truck into the rear of the Malibu with the two young women inside of it. And then when everybody got out to assess the damage, it was the postal worker who threw the first punch and that resulted in the assault battery charge,” Leyton mentioned.
Leyton mentioned the incident was incited by highway rage. The suspect initially acknowledged her mail truck was hit by one other car and she or he was attacked first, however Leyton mentioned police consider that was a lie.
“Because the postal worker told the police that it didn’t happen the way it actually happened, we’ve charged her with lying to the police about a felony,” Leyton mentioned.
Leyton does not count on there to be any prices for the opposite two girls concerned on this case. He mentioned they had been preventing again and that is not against the law.
The suspect has been charged with lying to a peace officer, a two-year misdemeanor, and assault and battery, a 93-day misdemeanor. Flint Police say the suspect has not but turned herself in.
“It just goes to show you, you have to take your time when you’re responsible for administering justice. Review the evidence, determine the facts the best you can, and then apply the law in the best interests of justice. And that’s what I believe we’ve done here,” Leyton mentioned.
TV5 reached out to the USPS concerning the mail service concerned they usually mentioned she is not employed on the postal service.