Special delivery: Mailman defecates in yard

A U.S. Postal Service worker dropped off an unexpected package at a Portland home, according to KATU TV.

Do not look in the bushes.

Do not look in the bushes.

Oregonian Don Derfler was waiting for a babysitter to arrive when he saw his mailman pull down his pants and drop a nasty in his neighbor’s bushes.

Derfler took pictures of the mailman, who was not named, and even photographed what the carrier left behind.

“To come on to our property and to defecate – it’s just wrong,” said Derfler.

KATU points out there is a public park with porta potties and a store with a public bathroom within two blocks of the bush the mailman used as a toilet.

The mailman was placed on unpaid leave and is embarrassed, according to co-workers.

The TV station took Derfler’s pictures to USPS authorities.

I don’t have an explanation for this individual,” said Ron Anderson, with the U.S. Postal Service.

Though postal workers are unionized, I suspect the mailman will still get fired. Maybe he can get a gig with UPS in Atlanta; he’s got the “Brown Delivers” thing down pat.

40 comments Add your comment

Brown Bagit

April 15th, 2011
12:17 pm

Okay so you stayed out all night drinking and made the late stop at Taco Hell. You decided to try the new Shrimp Tacos you’ve been hearing about. Everything taste great. Next day, burrburglbugle is the sounds coming from your stomach. There is no time, it’s your pants or the bushes? What to do you do?

Old Geezer

April 15th, 2011
2:21 pm

There’s no way to justify crapping in the bushes when you are 2 blocks from a toilet and a license to drive like and maniac and break all kinds of driving laws using a USPS jeep.


April 15th, 2011
2:22 pm

men like to purge themselves outside, they just do.


April 15th, 2011
5:39 pm

Poor guy. thats the $hits


April 15th, 2011
6:30 pm

@BettyLou: Sounds like you keep company with some real classy guys there, sister.


April 15th, 2011
7:02 pm

If it fits, it $hits

C.M. Thornton, III

April 15th, 2011
9:28 pm

He’s taking the entire “The World Is My Urinial” male doctrine to a whole new level…

Genius Jr.

April 16th, 2011
1:45 am

I am a mailman and I made a song and video about how tough our job is. Go to youtube.com and type in: “Genius Jr. Just a Mailman.”


April 16th, 2011
5:38 am

You know, there was a time when a story like this would have horrified me. I would have thought, how DARE this man poop in someone’s bushes??? And I would have imagined it was an act of malice.

But, see…now iRun. iRun a lot of trail races. And sometimes you’re out there and Mother Nature calls. And she won’t wait. And she won’t take no for an answer. And YOU don’t know where the next set of modern day bathrooms are!!!!! HOLY SH!T!!!!!!!!!

Hey, bears sh!t in the woods. Why can’t i?

So, now I am more inclined to think this Postal Worker simply just HAD TO GO!!!!!

Unfortunate for everyone. I think the whole thing would be moot if he’d just bagged it the way you do with your dog. Would have at least given evidence to a sense of urgency and not malice.


April 16th, 2011
5:47 am

I had a situation once where I came home, got out of the car to open the gate and “lost it” right there. It was either the bushes or the pants, turned out to be both. Sometimes this happens. We are all biological. I sure hope this guy doesn’t lose his job over a colon emergency.

Money Pit

April 16th, 2011
6:32 am

You can’t gauge a whole organization’s performance on the bad judgement of one individual employee. It’s not like the U.S. Postal Service loses the taxpayers billions of dollars each year.

Oh wait!

George P

April 16th, 2011
7:35 am

My neighbors dog does the same thing in my yard. So I think it’s OK for the mail carrier to do it, too. Just sniff around for the right places and go for it.


April 16th, 2011
8:41 am

i see nothing wrong with what this man did. really.


April 16th, 2011
8:54 am

If this man had IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) it is NOT his fault and he should not be punished. I’m sure he’s embarrased enough. I really feel for him. IBS is a condition where sometimes the urge hits you and you are powerless to control it. Have some compassion for this man. Even if he didn’t have IBS, haven’t you ever had an accident? Everyone has times in their lives when this occurs, and the options are limited in how to handle it within seconds.


April 16th, 2011
9:35 am

when ya gotta go, ya gotta go…been there, done that, and got the t-shirt….hope the dude does’nt loose his job


April 16th, 2011
11:26 am

If he used any leaves to wipe himself I hope it wasn’t poison ivy.

Eddie P.

April 16th, 2011
12:00 pm

Now that is some funny schit.

Old Geezer

April 16th, 2011
12:07 pm

IBS is not a disability, I don’t care if it interferes with your way of life, it is not an excuse to crap in someone’s yard while doing your job. Diet and medicine can control IBS, and maybe a person with IBS should not be a carrier, they can be reassigned to the office where this person would likely be caught crapping in a mail cart. I think this guy just doesn’t like to be inconvenienced and interrupted with the urge to poo.

Dale Dilly

April 16th, 2011
3:56 pm

I have had to drop trowel in some places that I would have preferred a little more privacy. If Mr. Postman had to deliver such a package due to rumbling bowels, that would be understandable. Not pleasant to witness, but understandable. If he has some kind of, pardon me here, running beef with the owner of the bushes, that would be a problem. A quick consistency check of the evidence would provide somewhat of a clue to this, so called, unexpected package.


April 17th, 2011
1:50 pm

UPS? Their new slogan: “What can Brown Do-Do For you?”


April 17th, 2011
2:49 pm

Hey the guy was just doing a Special Delivery, least he didn’t leave it in the mailbox.


April 17th, 2011
5:47 pm

Is that what they mean by going POSTAL on someone? lol.

John Boehner

April 17th, 2011
11:51 pm

I wonder if the neighbor is using the pictures to augment his masturbation sessions

Limbaugh's Cigar

April 19th, 2011
6:19 am

This is proof that the government ran post office is ran by godless communist out to destroy America.


April 19th, 2011
6:55 am

John Boehner is correct I believe Mr Don Derfiler is a poop fan.I mean why would you in 100 years want to go close enough to someone elses poop to take photo’s of it?

sal cj

April 19th, 2011
11:02 pm

doesn’t anybody know what a person would do if sick. He tried to hide the best he could. And If I was sick I would do the same thing. What about he man and the camera. Hasn’t he ever been sick. I would be watching out for the neighbor that doesn’t do a thing all day but play with his camera. And to have the gaul to take a pic of the poop. I would rather look at the s–t than the toothless man.
Lets all get together and help the postal man. He needs his job.

RedNeck Rick

April 20th, 2011
9:15 am

Why not just poop in the truck? You have plenty of magazines to read while growing the brown tail.

The Real BR 549

April 20th, 2011
11:47 am

The neighbor needs to get a life and leave this man alone. I’m sure the guy would have rather pooped anywhere but in those bushes. Clearly a medical issue.

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April 20th, 2011
2:34 pm


Poor Guy

April 20th, 2011
5:31 pm

I feel bad for this poor guy. I’m sure he really had to go. I think the guy with the camera is a jerk. If this had been an everyday occurrence, this yes, shame on the postman….but give him a break!


April 20th, 2011
5:48 pm

go to uspsoig.gov to report more postal crimes


April 20th, 2011
8:17 pm

will he keep his obscene government pension after getting fired?


April 20th, 2011
10:04 pm

A pox upon your bowels, you ignorant fools!


April 21st, 2011
7:53 am

Sad that some people have so much time on their hands to make trouble for others : (


April 21st, 2011
11:33 am

Freakin’ nosey neighbors…they should mind their own business, at least he went in the bushes..


April 21st, 2011
11:41 am

“will he keep his obscene government pension after getting fired?”

@ wastedump…Why are you worried about his pension? Quit being a hater….Noone was worried about your salary when you were making $30-40 an hour at your factory job..Now since your well has dried up, you want to come after other people’s jobs..GET A LIFE!!


April 25th, 2011
2:29 pm

Prediction: Said postal worker will report to work tomorrow with a note from his doctor about a colon-impairment (real or imagined, we’ll never know) and he’ll start getting disability payments for it, and a handicap tag for his USPS vehicle that allows him to ‘park’ anywhere.


April 25th, 2011
3:14 pm

Just plain nasty. Guess he just pulled up his pants and didn’t wipe either. I pity the person that washes his clothes.

MaleMan Super Pooper

May 26th, 2011
6:27 pm

I POOP IN YOUR MOUTH, NOT IN YOUR HAND! I am a mail man too, and I do this ALL the time. I laugh when I do it, its really fun if you can get it in the bird bath. The best though is when you lay out a nice fresh steaming fudge dragon on the welcome mat, or if you have diahrea you can spray paint their lawn gnomes with dookie sauce. I CAN NOT BE STOPPED!