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Deputies investigating after almost 600 Amazon packages found dumped in Oklahoma

Authorities are investigating after almost 600 Amazon packages were found dumped in Oklahoma.

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Authorities are investigating after almost 600 Amazon packages were found dumped in Oklahoma.

According to a Facebook post from the sheriff's office, the packages, all from Amazon, were found on New Year's Eve. Some of the packages had the items within them removed, the sheriff's office said.

"Apparently the thief isn't much of a reader," the statement said. "The books that were being delivered were left behind."

Tracking information shows the packages left the Amazon facility to the U.S. Postal Service for delivery but never arrived.

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office officials have asked people missing packages not to call them. Investigators are working with the USPS and have reached out to Amazon, so someone will contact the owners of the missing packages.


The packages, according to the sheriff's office, were supposed to have been delivered by Christmas.

CNN reached out to Amazon and the U.S. Postal Inspectors for comment but did not immediately receive a response.

This is the third recent incident in which dozens of packages were dumped, or found.

In late November, hundreds of FedEx packages were found in a ravine in Alabama, purportedly dumped by a former FedEx driver. In December, a FedEx driver was arrested for dumping packages in North Carolina.

CNN contributed to this report.