Police take on delivery duties after Amazon packages found dumped in cemetery
Officers in the US town of Burlington are investigating how the packages ended up at the cemetery and have contacted Amazon.
Officers in a US police department briefly turned into Amazon drivers after a stash of undelivered packages was found in a cemetery.
Police in Burlington, Massachusetts, said a “diligent groundskeeper” at a cemetery in the town north west of Boston found the packages in a waste bin and contacted police.
A diligent grounds keeper at the Chestnut Hill Cemetery came across something suspicious this morning and called us right away.— Burlington Police MA (@burlingtonpd) September 23, 2019
It appears that a number of Amazon Packages were dumped in one of their garbage disposal bins.
We are investigating to see how they wound up there. pic.twitter.com/cI11ewRoHc
Officers did not say how many packages there were, but photos posted on social media showed about 20.
The packages were addressed to Burlington residents, so police took it upon themselves to deliver them.
They are also investigating how the packages ended up at the cemetery and have contacted Amazon.
They tweeted: “If you see an officer delivering your packages say hello!”