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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ohio Postal Worker Goes Postal, Pulls Knife on Customer

Posted By on Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Cliff Claven would never pull a knife.
  • Cliff Claven would never pull a knife.

An Ohio post office employee in Monroe is soon going to be the latest face of the going postal trend and the best reason to pay your bills online.

On Saturday afternoonm Seann Taulbee, a 40-year-old worker at the postal service, was having a little trouble with two customers. Seems that 61-year-old Tin-jor Wong and his father-in-law needed to get into the post office to alert them that an outside mailbox was overflowing with mail.

One would think the post office would welcome this sort of assistance from the public. At the very least, it's a complaint that could have been easily remedied or brushed off with a, "We'll take care of it, thanks."

Taulbee reacted differently.

According to police, Taulbee thought he was in danger, so, naturally, he pulled a knife on the duo and held it to one of their throats. Of course he did.

The 61-year-old was probably very scary complaining that letters were filling the mailbox outside. Perhaps he threatened Taulbee with a paper cut. That would definitely merit a knife-pulling incident. Paper cuts, after all, are serious.

The Middletown Journal says Taulbee will face arraignment today on charges of assault and aggravated menacing. No word on if the overstuffed mailbox situation was fixed.

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