Video appears to show U.S. mail burning on grill in Chicago backyard; investigation underway

CHICAGO (WLS) -- An investigation is underway after video surfaced appearing to show U.S. mail burning on a grill in a backyard in the South Chicago area.

The video was captured Tuesday night in the 8400 block of S. Crandon.

The theft, delay, and destruction of U.S. mail is a federal crime. The United States Postal Service - Office of Inspector General said its special agents are now handling the ongoing investigation in coordination with Chicago police.

USPS reminds customers who feel they might be a victim of mail theft or find discarded mail to please contact their hotline at or 1-888-USPS-OIG.
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