A northern Minnesota letter carrier faces felony charges after prosecutors say he broke into a customer’s garage and engaged in a sexual act with a dog.
Brian Louis George L. Chapman, 21, has been charged with one count of second-degree burglary, a felony; and one count of bestiality, a misdemeanor for acts alleged to have taken place Feb. 6.
According to a criminal complaint, a Polk County man noticed the mailman was spending a long time in his garage to drop off a package.
When the man reviewed surveillance cameras in his garage, he observed the mailman engage in a sexual act with his dog at about 1:30 p.m. Feb. 6.
A Polk County sheriff’s deputy also reviewed the footage and observed the mailman enter with a package; set down the package and then engage in a sexual act with a dog, which stays in the garage.
The U.S. Postal Service did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Chapman’s employment status.
The burglary charge carries a maximum 10-year sentence with a potential $20,000 fine.
The bestiality charge is punishable by 90 days in jail or a $1,000 fine.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office hasn’t responded to HuffPost’s inquiries.
The Postal Service sent this statement:
“The actions alleged to have occurred here are clearly unacceptable behavior and do not reflect the efforts of the thousands of professional, dedicated carriers in our workforce. While the Postal Service does not comment on individual personnel matters, we can confirm that Brian Chapman is no longer employed with the United States Postal Service.”