The Silverlakes HOA sent out multiple notices throughout the day in regards to a vehicle that drove around the entire neighborhood and opened every mailbox.

Said the first announcement: This morning I called the police because I watched a white car with two occupants open up all mailboxes. I thought they put something in them, but it was empty when I checked. You might want to send out an email for people to be careful what they put in their mailboxes. Better to take the mail to the post office.

That would be an alarming thing to see.

However, later in the day another Silverlakes resident saw the suspected mail thieves and decided to confront them.

Second announcement: It was post office employees. Their car also had US Post Office printing on it. I was setting outside and saw them and ask them what they were doing.

A third announcement jokingly claimed that the car was being driven by Cliff Claven, the name of a character who was a post office employee in the former hit television show Cheers.

While it’s easy to poke fun at the Silverlakes HOA for the false alarm, their communication system worked perfectly and helped notify the neighborhood to a potential problem.

Editor of the Gateway Sun and owner of restaurant delivery service Florida Food Runner.

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