I decided to perform a before-and-after analysis comparing USPS appearances near our home before the Harassment Prevention Order and during it to see if there is a significant difference between the behavior of Alan Hodgkins and other carriers. The results were shocking.

Here is the scatterplot before the HPO was in force. The full analysis is here.

Al before the HPO (before)


During the HPO (after)

Over the course of 23 work days, USPS appeared behind our house a total of 33 times. That is 1.4 times per day, which is 53% of Al’s rate of appearance. None of their appearances were simply to do a u-turn behind our home.

We can also see a general consistency in the scatterplot above. USPS activity tends to take place either between 12PM-2PM or between 4PM-6PM.

How is it possible that USPS carriers not familiar with the route can serve with a level of consistency and efficiency exceeding that of a carrier who has held this route for a decade?

I assert that Al Hodgkins, in addition to other aggressive actions, deliberately chose to appear behind our home as often as possible with the goal to observe our home and Heather, announce his presence, and to elicit an emotional response.

Source Data

  • 2017-05-09 17:12 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJgMHvgu2Jo
  • 2017-05-10 13:46 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx390uzqWNU
  • 2017-05-11 12:59 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXWcXUYwK_o
  • 2017-05-12 17:02 Unknown Carrier Drives By https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il9Mhmntmzo
  • 2017-05-12 16:43 Unknown Carrier Drives By https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfWJQwrImZI
  • 2017-05-12 16:26 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMQiBBYeJrU
  • 2017-05-13 16:12 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4nvyLSLIyE
  • 2017-05-15 17:29 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt86Jo0Yu0c
  • 2017-05-16 13:16 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_0OIQlgCIA
  • 2017-05-17 12:34 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAVn2ediBCk
  • 2017-05-17 12:23 Unknown Carrier Drives By https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQTcSlLSo_U
  • 2017-05-18 13:13 Unknown Carrier Drives By https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5wt4Koaf64
  • 2017-05-18 12:29 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMR0q1XLz1w
  • 2017-05-19 13:20 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_W0AXFBhU8
  • 2017-05-20 13:23 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGM7tXKeptg
  • 2017-05-22 17:29 Unknown Carrier Drives By https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR4kDVHrENk
  • 2017-05-22 16:49 Unknown Carrier Drives By https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRvsYdfSD5g
  • 2017-05-22 15:56 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J5bI9pm2pU
  • 2017-05-23 12:57 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRqeFJLX97Q
  • 2017-05-24 13:56 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1b7F8uuP_8
  • 2017-05-25 13:56 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUFxqR4hRq8
  • 2017-05-26 13:29 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeljDdHul2Y
  • 2017-05-27 12:46 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2sJOsc45Tc
  • 2017-05-29 13:39 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF_EhvvxNZg
  • 2017-05-30 16:08 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Peft31WGgo
  • 2017-05-30 15:26 Unknown Carrier Drives By https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkBgFNQdJyk
  • 2017-05-30 15:04 Unknown USPS Van Drives By https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYFEY0B497w
  • 2017-05-31 13:24 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9duvHhcJqg
  • 2017-06-01 13:22 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt_Os2ChYyc
  • 2017-06-01 10:59 Unknown USPS Van Drives By https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-CtAJs_eSo
  • 2017-06-02 13:15 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxJ3FQwMs40
  • 2017-06-02 12:51 Unknown Carrier Drives By https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYrISyX0wKY
  • 2017-06-03 13:25 Unknown Carrier Performs Delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3LC29ntX10