Daily Post delivery man steals Examiners

Last Monday, in San Mateo (California, US) an employee of the San Francisco Examiner spotted a Daily Post delivery man removing copies of every publication except his employers from newspaper boxes.

The man had in his car hundreds of copies of the Examiner, Daily News and Daily Journal. The theft of 25 copies or more of free newspapers is prohibited by law in California. It is punishable by a fine of up to $250 for a first offense.

“We obviously fired the guy when we heard about it. It is absolutely not our policy to do this,” said Daily Post publisher Dave Price to the San Mateo Daily Journal.

Price denied that the man was instructed by his Daily Post circulation manager to take competitor’s newspapers although the delivery man claimed he was directed to do so by his superior. He also said he intended to recycle the newspapers.

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