USPS Agents Raid Home Of QAnon-Aligned Mail Carrier Who Allegedly Threw Out Mail
According to Law & Crime, U.S. Postal Service special agents raided the home of a Baldwin, Pennsylvania, mail carrier over the weekend after receiving a tip that he had been hoarding and throwing away undelivered mail.
- The Pittsburgh City Paper reported that the mail carrier was Sean Troesch, who Law & Crime noted has social media activity “rife with far-right, QAnon-aligned references to ‘Satanic pedophiles,’ memes that say the media is covering up child sex-trafficking and reporting on ‘staged race riots’ instead, Pizzagate, and more.”
- Troesch also shared numerous posts from QAnon conspiracy theorist Liz Crokin, the outlet reported.
- Reports on the raid do not indicate that any of the mail allegedly put out to the curb by Troesch included mail-in ballots for the upcoming election, but there were pieces of first class mail.
- Law & Crime reported:
KDKA, citing neighbors, reported that USPS agents raided Troesch’s home on Sunday and confiscated “eight large garbage bags of suspected undelivered mail” that he allegedly placed on the curb to be thrown in the garbage. The USPS Office of Inspector General confirmed in a statement that agents, indeed, recovered “several classes of mail,” including some first class mail.
“Special Agents recovered several different classes of mail, including business mail, flats, and small amount of first class mail,” said that statement. “We expect to perform a piece count of the mail tomorrow, and make arrangements to have to mail delivered to customers as soon as feasible.” As you can see, there was no indication in the statement whatsoever that mail-in ballots were in these bags.
- No charges have yet been filed against Troesch, but Law & Crime reported that the USPS OIG has said it will be making a criminal referral to the U.S. Attorney’s office in the region.