BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A woman in far west Bakersfield says her mailbox was stolen early Saturday morning.
Kim Davis told 23ABC she heard a crash outside her home around 3:30 a.m. A neighbor stopped by later in the morning to tell her a community mailbox had been stolen.
"People have stolen our mail before," Davis said, "I don't know if it's because we're in a rural area, but it's not right. It's not fair to us. We need our mail just like everybody else."
Davis lives in an area off Highway 58 on Bussell Road. She said the missing mailbox served approximately 15 homes. Nuts and bolts were left on an empty cement patch next to a second, identical box.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to 23ABC that a report was filed, but says it will likely be turned over to the Postal Inspector for further investigation.