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It's a story about a lawsuit against Fedex. If the story is being reported accurately, there are a few things that don't add up. Thoughts, anyone?
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If one can assume that the phrase "police made an arrest" refers to arresting the guys who were going to pick up the package, then this might explain it:
1) Guys ship marijuana using mistaken address.
2) Guys call FedEx (or get on their computer) with tracking number and find out the package is being delivered to, say, 409 First Street instead of 490 First Street.
3) Guys show up at 409 First Street to claim their package.
The part that seems flakey is her attempt to explain why she thought the package was legitimately hers.
I had to read it more than once to think that must be what she claims occurred. Can FedEx be held liable for showing the address information to someone with a tracking number? Unless FedEx is the one who entered the address (unlikely) I doubt it.
Two thoughts: 1) Why is this a newsworthy story; and 2) I have never understood why people who are unable to tell a story in a straightforward way decide to take up a career in journalism.
Saturday, March 02, 2013 at 12:10 PM
NMissC, don't even get me started on the state of journalism today. This story is just another sorry example, and both of your thoughts/questions are totally right on. I would add one of my own: what are they teaching them in journalism school these days? My guess: hairstyling.
Saturday, March 02, 2013 at 01:18 PM
Seven pounds of potpourri?
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Saturday, March 02, 2013 at 07:04 PM
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