Albuquerque postal employee beneath investigation for TikToks

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – An Albuquerque postal worker is under investigation after making videos mocking homeless people on his postal route. He then publishes these videos on the popular TikTok social media app. KRQE News 13 does not know who is behind the videos but believes he is a postman and does so while on the job.

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“Well, I don’t know what’s cracked anymore,” said the person who shot the TikTok video. “The hell do you smoke or your feet?” The videos posted on TikTok are called “War Zone Chronicles”. The person behind the camera mocks the homeless and those struggling with drug addiction and mental illness in the Albuquerque International District.

“How can this guy be so mean?” says the man who sent the video clips to News 13. He wants to remain anonymous.

This guy seems to be doing all of this while working as a U.S. Postal Clerk. The US Postal Service calls the alleged actions of the employee very worrying and said they have opened an investigation.

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“The videos on TikTok were worrying,” said Christine Barber of New Mexico Street Safe, a nonprofit that aims to help the homeless. Barber worries that such videos will bring people to the streets at risk of violence.

“He doesn’t realize he’s doing any harm,” said Barber. “Albuquerque isn’t that big a city. Someone else saw this gentleman in the corner who kind of scolded that they were going to think, ha-ha, that was funny. Let’s do something different, let’s throw something at him. “

Barber said that many of these people suffer from mental illness or drug addiction and it is wrong to record such videos for entertainment. “These very shattered lives have brought them to this place that left them on the streets, where they are just trying to stay safe and live their own lives. Here someone comes, takes a video of them, and starts talking about them to make fun of. ” said Barber.

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A woman who we learned was homeless watched some of the videos herself. She recorded it. “All videos, tell me you are what you are, we’re out here,” said Serona Gilbert. “I don’t see anything wrong with the videos myself, but think if it was you, that’s all I’m saying. Think if it was you. Everyone has feelings so just respect it. “

The original TikTok account appears to have been deleted, but it looks like another account was created a few hours ago with a different spelling with the same videos. The U.S. Postal Service sent the following statement after discovering the videos:

“The allegations against a postal worker are very worrying. If applicable, these actions are inconsistent with, do not represent, and will not be tolerated, the values ​​of the postal service organization. You can be assured that this alleged incident will be fully investigated and that the postal service is taking all appropriate measures. Customers can report concerns and complaints to the United States Postal Service at 1 800-275-8777. “

USPS New Mexico spokesman

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