BEDFORD STATE POLICE
LOCATION: REYNOLDSDALE RD, EAST ST CLAIR TWP
THIS INCIDENT OCCURRED AS SOMEONE DAMAGED A MAILBOX WITH A PUMPKIN, THE MAILBOX BELONGED TO A 58 YEAR OLD NEW PARIS MALE
Ah, country punks and their proclivity for smashing mailboxes. About 15 years ago, my mother went through something like three or four mailboxes over the course of a year because people kept smashing them or blowing them up with fireworks. I eventually installed a Heavybilt mailbox, which is made of 12-gauge steel and weights darn near 100 lbs. It’s bolted to a four-inch steel pipe that I buried at least five feet in the ground using, IIRC, four or five 40-lb. sacks of cement. Every once in a while, a new oh-so-shallow dent appears on it, typically a mark about the same size a baseball bat might make. I would be willing to bet that, over the years, each kid that took a whack at it immediately regretted doing so, especially if the vehicle he was in was traveling at any significant speed.