On Thursday, a USPS mailwoman has been beaten by two women who were accused of trying to rob stimulus checks from her van in Flint, Michigan.
However, the authorities of the US Postal Service said that “no indication” that the attack at River Village Apartments in Flint was related to economic impact payments.
It can be seen in the video captured by one of the bystanders that the two women pounding the postal worker over the back of the head as they wrestle with her in the street, just yards away from a USPS truck that has a badly dented hood.
The USPS employee tries to fight back as her hair is violently yanked while one of the women accuses the mail carrier of striking her first, the clip shows.
“You hit me first!” the woman screeches. “You hit me first!”
Eventually, the female worker was able to wrench herself free and the two attackers get back into their 4×4 and speed away.
It is not clear what led to the attack, but the bystander filming is heard saying, ‘They hit this mail lady car,’ while giving a close-up of the mangled front vents of the USPS van.
The bystander recording the footage, which went viral on social media, can then be heard claiming the two women were after the postal worker’s stimulus checks in her dented van.
“Bro, y’all hit the mailman!” the man says. “They tryin’ to get that stimulus … this s–t is serious!”
One woman has since been arrested in the attack, Flint police told The Post Friday.
Another onlooker is also heard saying “y’all going to jail,” according to the chaotic clip.
Booth also declined to say what motivated the alleged assault, including whether stimulus checks had anything to do with the incident.
Millions of checks for $1,400 are currently flooding through the postal service after Joe Biden last month signed the American Rescue Plan to provide the third round of stimulus checks.
According to Flint Police, the postal worker was not badly injured and that one arrest had been made since the incident on Thursday afternoon.
Detectives are continuing investigations and did not confirm whether the attack had been motivated by stimulus checks inside the USPS vehicle.
The footage shows several young men standing by and watching as the women batter the postal worker.
At least two young children are also seen in the background watching on.
An elderly lady, who the cameraman refers to as his ‘granny,’ attempts to intervene but is pulled back by her grandson who warns that she may get hurt.
The beating lasts for at least a minute, from what the video is able to show before the women relent and clamber back inside a Chevrolet Equinox SUV.
‘Y’all going to jail,’ one of the bystanders tells the women as they start to leave.
The mailwoman is seen chasing after their car as they speed away.
Flint, around 70 miles northwest of crime-ridden Detroit, consistently ranks as one of the most dangerous cities in the United States.
During the pandemic, the Democrat-run city of 100,000 residents has seen a surge in violence with 61 homicides in 2020, up from 46 the previous year – an increase of around a third.
Last year 655 guns were confiscated by Flint police and an increase of more than 36 percent on the 415 guns taken off the streets in 2019.
USPS has been contacted by MailOnline to provide a statement about the incident.
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