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Driver forced at gunpoint to pick up incorrectly delivered package

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.

A 71-year-old Sedgwick County man has been arrested after he allegedly used a shotgun to order a FedEx driver to remove a package the driver had just delivered, the Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

It turns out that the driver had gone to the wrong house; the package should have been delivered next door, Sheriff’s Lt. David Mattingly said.

Still, Mattingly said, "That response was not justified."

The Sheriff’s Office gave this account: At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to the area near 167th Street West and 21st Street North. The deputies learned that a FedEx driver had dropped a package at a home, and the armed resident opened the door, pointed a shotgun and ordered the driver to remove the package. The driver complied, left the area and called 911.

The resident was booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated assault.

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