U.S Postal Service worker appears to run over dog

Posted at 7:12 PM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 09:18:44-05

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla., - The United States Postal Service is investigating an incident in Lehigh Acres involving what appears to be an employee hitting a woman's dog. It was all captured on surveillance video.

"He died here in front of my house, in front of my eyes," said Marilyn Caceres, the dog owner.

Caceres claims the post office worker was speeding when they ran over her long hair chihuahua.  "He was my partner. He followed me everywhere," said Caceres.

A blood stain remains as an emotional reminder for Caceres of the gruesome way she lost a precious member of her family. "Surfy is a very friendly dog. Very happy," Caceres said. "I miss my doggie."

Caceres says a postal worker, driving fast down her road, ran over Surfy Wednesday afternoon, killing him.  "He went to go potty and I said Surfy come to momma. He's coming to me. He crosses the street. The post office worker came so fast," Caceres said.

The driver didn't stop immediately.  "She didn't pay attention. She keep going and I see my dog here in front of me die," said Caceres.

Neighbors say the Post Office should be held responsible.

"I think the post office owes her an explanation, an apology," said Patricia Serra.

Four In Your Corner reached out to USPS to see what they're doing about the incident. A spokesperson says they're investigating.

Meanwhile Caceres urges something needs to be done about the speeding on her street to prevent another tragedy. "Now it's my doggie. Next, I don't want to see the kids or any child killed."

Count on Four In Your Corner to stay on top of this investigation and bring you any updates from USPS as soon as we get it.