It has been over two months since the meeting with USPS leadership. Given the situation I felt it important to write up a progress report to show how the USPS has performed since then, and to determine if Nick Francescucci has kept to his word.

Mail Delivery

The carriers assigned to our home have consistently delivered mail without incident. There have been no problems interacting with them. Our interactions with them have been cordial and professional.

HOWEVER: Nick’s attempt to reassign Sharon Demirdjian to our home without notice by having her serve our home on March 29th and 30th with Don Piscatelli’s escort is just not acceptable.

  • She has committed harassment. She has yelled at Heather at our doorstep, from her truck, and from our neighbor’s properties. She has photographed and taped Heather and I strongly believe she has shared the footage with her coworkers.
  • She has prevented both incoming and outgoing mail from being handled in a timely manner.
  • She got Alan Hodgkins involved in this conflict, making this situation escalate to dangerous levels.

We will NEVER trust that Demirdjian will conduct herself in a professional manner. The only acceptable solution is permanent removal from the route, which is what Heather and I asked for in the first place back in Sept 2015. Her subsequent actions since then only have made our argument stronger.

Alan Hodgkins

Nick indicated that he was not going to remove Hodgkins from his route. Therefore, I monitored his activities to determine if his behavior improved. If they did improve, I would have dropped the matter as Nick would have addressed my concerns to my satisfaction.

Hodgkins did NOT improve. His behavior got worse.

Data Analysis

The below shows how often he appears in view of the house per day. It seems he’s incapable of staying away.

  • Between February 27th and May 3rd, Al was on his route for a total of 54 days.
  • He appeared within view of our home (front and back) a total of 142 times, meaning that he appears on average 2.62 times daily.
  • 43 (30.2%) of those appearances are U-Turns. They serve no functional purpose.
  • 91.7% of the time, he appears at least twice per day.
  • 48% of the time, he appears at least three times per day.
  • Twice (March 29’th and April 13’th) he drove past the front of our house, which violated an agreement we had with Nick Francescucci.

Let’s look at the time distribution of when he arrives. The following is a scatter plot of all of Hodgkins’ appearances over the last two months. The Y axis represents when in the day he appears, so what this shows us is if he has any consistency in when he comes by the house.

What this shows me is that he has absolutely zero predictability in when he appears. He can arrive as early as 11 and as late as 6. Heather has no way to time her life around him. He might as well be around all the time.

Comparison to Other Carrier Behavior

An additional thing to consider are the two occasions where other USPS carriers served Hodgkins’ route, which are March 4th and April 26th with 2 and 1 appearances, respectively. These are people not familiar with the route. This demonstrates to me that Al deliberately does this to announce his presence and to see where Heather is and what she’s doing at home.

Events of Intimidation in the Neighborhood

Which leads to the events when Heather left home to pick me up from the bus stop. Hodgkins changed tactics in mid-April and started to monitor Heather’s movements from his truck and took opportunities to intimidate Heather:

  • He parked in the path that Heather takes to go to the bus stop, and then almost caused an auto accident when he passed her with his truck in opposing directions (April 12th);
  • He tailed Heather to the bus stop, and then took her by surprise by parking directly behind her, laughed and jeered, and then started to deliver to the street that Heather parked on to get neighbors involved (April 14th);
  • He passed behind where Heather was parking and then waited in a spot to watch us as we returned home from the bus stop (May 1st)

Results

Over the past two months Heather and I made our best efforts to return to normal life in good faith that Nick Francescucci would solve this problem. Heather arranged to go to the gym, run errands, cook meals and take care of the home, and pick me up at the bus stop several days a week. That’s normal life as it is our desired routine.

At the end of these two months, Heather:

  • is uncomfortable to use the kitchen in fear that Hodgkins will see her when he drives by. Again, the data shows that he has come as early as 11AM and as late as 6PM, meaning it is impossible for Heather to try to time her activities around him.
  • is uncomfortable to leave the house in fear that Hodgkins will try to harass her with his truck, which has happened 4 times this year.
  • is experiencing panic attacks and bouts of depression over the past several weeks since Hodgkins started to stalk her outside of the home.
  • has contacted the Arlington PD and requested additional presence in our neighborhood, especially during the time I was out at conference.
  • is spending most of her spare time reviewing video footage as Hodgkins is a dangerous presence where we live.

This is not normal life. We are still living in fear of what USPS personnel will do in our neighborhood.

Conclusion

Nick has not resolved this issue for us, and during this time the situation has become even more tense and dangerous. The course of action is clear: as we have continued to emphasize and request for at least a year: Carriers Demirdjian and Hodgkins need to be removed from their routes on a permanent basis.

Source Data

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2017-02-27 15:02 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-02-28 14:01 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery with USPS Escort link
2017-03-01 14:50 Alan Hodgkins Performing Delivery link
2017-03-01 17:15 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-02 14:45 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-02 15:52 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-02 16:45 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-03 13:49 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-03 15:18 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-03-06 14:50 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-06 17:02 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-03-07 11:29 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-07 13:09 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-07 15:06 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-03-08 14:32 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-08 16:41 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-03-09 13:35 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-09 14:46 Alan Hodgkins Performs U Turn link
2017-03-10 13:51 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-11 14:19 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-11 14:21 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-11 15:51 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-03-13 15:22 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-13 15:25 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-13 16:57 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-03-15 16:28 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-16 11:30 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-16 16:32 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-16 16:34 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-17 13:05 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-17 13:13 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-17 15:11 Alan Hodgkins Delivers To One House link
2017-03-17 15:14 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-17 16:31 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-03-18 14:53 Alan Hodgkins Delivers To One House link
2017-03-18 14:55 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-18 16:13 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-03-20 15:48 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-20 17:17 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-03-21 14:44 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-21 16:18 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-03-22 11:03 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-22 11:53 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-03-22 12:18 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-23 14:01 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-23 15:07 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-23 15:12 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-03-24 11:16 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-24 11:23 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-24 14:47 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-24 16:09 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-03-25 10:57 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-25 14:19 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-25 14:52 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-25 16:21 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-03-27 11:34 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-27 11:43 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-27 14:33 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-27 16:06 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-03-28 12:49 Alan Hodgkins Delivers to Single House link
2017-03-28 12:51 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-28 13:40 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-28 14:41 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-03-29 13:52 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-29 15:20 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-03-29 15:41 Alan Hodgkins Drives By Front of Home link
2017-03-30 12:33 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-03-30 14:23 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-03-30 15:20 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-03-31 13:57 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-01 13:41 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-01 15:04 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-04-01 15:22 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-04-03 14:41 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-03 17:30 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-04 14:45 Alan Hodgkins Delivers to a Single House link
2017-04-04 14:47 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-04 16:32 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-04-05 14:31 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-05 17:30 Alan Hodgkins Delivers to a Single House link
2017-04-06 14:38 Alan Hodgkins Delivers to a Single House link
2017-04-06 14:40 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-06 15:56 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-07 15:25 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-07 16:48 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-04-07 16:49 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-04-08 14:35 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-08 16:23 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-10 14:09 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-10 15:30 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-04-11 11:35 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-04-11 11:44 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-04-11 14:07 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-11 15:25 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-12 14:54 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-12 16:11 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-04-12 16:17 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-13 11:58 Alan Hodgkins Drives In Front of Home link
2017-04-13 12:12 Alan Hodgkins Drives By House link
2017-04-13 14:36 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-13 15:47 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-04-13 16:04 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-04-13 16:07 Alan Hodgkins Delivers to a Single House link
2017-04-14 14:57 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery, Monitors Our House link
2017-04-14 16:59 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-04-15 14:35 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-15 16:10 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-17 15:13 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-17 16:45 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-18 14:03 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-18 15:41 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-04-18 15:45 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-19 12:24 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-19 13:15 Alan Hodgkins Performs U-Turn link
2017-04-20 14:15 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-20 16:12 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-21 14:41 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-21 16:24 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-22 13:20 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-04-22 14:12 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-22 16:34 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-24 15:48 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-24 17:31 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-25 14:01 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-25 15:25 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-27 13:51 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-27 14:48 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-28 14:08 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-28 15:14 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-04-29 11:16 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-04-29 11:33 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-04-29 12:30 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-04-29 13:43 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-04-29 15:16 Alan Hodgkins Performs U Turn link
2017-05-01 16:00 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-05-01 17:56 Alan Hodgkins Performs U Turn link
2017-05-02 15:08 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-05-02 16:56 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link
2017-05-03 13:03 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-05-03 13:12 Alan Hodgkins Drives By link
2017-05-03 15:20 Alan Hodgkins Performs Delivery link
2017-05-03 16:35 Alan Hodgkins Performs a U-Turn link