Imagine Plymouth, Mass. resident Maryangela Tobin’s surprise when she mistakenly received a seven-pound box of marijuana delivered to her home from FedEx. To make matters worse, FedEx shared Tobin’s home address with the drug dealers who inquired as to the status of the shipment they never received, MSN reported yesterday.
Not too long after the drug dealers showed up at Tobin’s home looking for their weed, Tobin sued FedEx.
Tobin's suit alleges FedEx violated state privacy law by handing out her address and that it put her and her two children in danger from drug dealers seeking retribution for their lost stash.
When the marijuana delivery first arrived, Tobin thought that the vacuum-sealed bags which included peppermint sticks to keep the pot smell down were actually bags of potpourri, and gifts from her daughter.
But when the pot didn’t arrive at its intended destination, the pot dealers got Tobin’s address from FedEx, and proceeded to pay the mother of two a visit.
… a man knocked on Tobin's front door asking repeatedly if FedEx had delivered the package. Two of his associates sat behind him in a car parked in her driveway.
All ended well however with no-one being harmed after the police in Plymouth arrested the culprits.
Tobin has come away from the experience shaken though and feels FedEx put her and her family in serious danger.
Tobin’s lawsuit against FedEx for giving out her address to the drug dealers claims that the FedEx actions were contrary to "explicit Police advisory against such disclosures," and also violated Massachusetts privacy laws.
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