A U.S. postal worker was arrested after she allegedly hit someone with her mail truck while “laughing hysterically” in Bellevue on Friday morning, police said.
A resident saw the postal worker yelling obscenities at someone else in front of Phantom Lake Elementary School and decided to photograph the mail truck in order to make a complaint to the postal service, according to the Bellevue Police Department.
When the resident walked to the front of the vehicle and attempted to take a photo, the worker put the truck into drive and struck the resident’s leg. The resident staggered back and the driver struck the resident’s leg two more times.
According to the resident, the postal worker was “laughing hysterically” as she drove forward.
The postal worker, 55, of Newcastle, was booked at the police department and interviewed by officers and U.S. postal inspectors, the police department said.