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First, call the police because the package has your name not your neighbor's. Second, call the mail company to complain about the mailman and follow up on the complaint.

Honestly, how old is your neighbor? Because he's acting like he's ten. 'Finders keepers' doesn't apply in thr real world. You should give him a high five. In the face. With your mailbox.

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Well if he opens it, that'd be a federal offence. So yeah I agree, call the cops. He won't get away with it

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they are not in the offing United States of dumb, moron. Holland does not have "federal" offenses

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So what if the neighbor signed for the package? OP still had to pay for it! You should be able to have him give you the package... and the mail person may get in some sort of trouble

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Any theft 'mail' or interference in delivery of 'mail' is a FEDERAL OFFENSE. No matter the cost of the object. You should inform your neighbor of this.

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It's a federal offence in the US. OP is in the Netherlands (supposedly). Probably still illegal though.

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61 I meant "getting in trouble" reminds me of when kids got time-out and kids would say "I'ma get you in trouble!" I know they can be arrested for doing an illegal thing and not actually get sent to a few minutes time-out. 110 Well, the funny thing is, I meant it as funny, just people didn't see it as funny. It was not serious at all. Maybe if I worded it different it might have had a humorous effect... or it was a lame joke. Either way I failed at comment.

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#64 Neighbor thinks s/he signed for the package. S/he signed a piece of paper that clearly states that they are only in temporary control of the product until the owner comes to collect it, you don't sign for the package you sign for the legal right to hold onto the package until the owner comes to retrieve it. Now the owner using their half of the paper, can take this matter to the authorities who will obtain a warrant to search the crazy neighbors house or demand that the neighbor pays

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Op should steal it, if the neighbour phones the cops, the cops will ask what was stolen, and they find out he stole the phone in the first place so they probably wouldn't bother.

First, call the police because the package has your name not your neighbor's. Second, call the mail company to complain about the mailman and follow up on the complaint.

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It was implied with the mailman leaving a note on his mistake that what you said is entirely incorrect, 35. Sorry.

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For where I live, standard practice is for them to leave a note on the door saying they will try again later, or to leave the note, signed, saying to leave it at the door.

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I support complaining about the neighbor. The mailman, however? He's human. We all mistakes. Don't complain unless he does it again, or this isn't the first time it's happened.

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68, you're thinking parcel delivery services, which are, actually, entirely different from mail services. Also, 35, I came to the same conclusion as you, as I highly doubt that the letter carrier would just leave a note after making a mistake, rather than retrieving the item from the psychotic neighbour.

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No, mailmen can leave your package with your neighbor. I had DHL leave my new laptop with my neighbor. He tried opening it an claiming it was his, he went federal prison for a bit.

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68, And clearly you don't all live in the same place. It is standard practice in some places to have another person sign for it and notify the recipient that this has taken place. It happens all the time.

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It all really depends on where you live, here in Canada there has to be a working arrangement between the two neighbours, and Canada Post has to be informed of said arrangement.

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Third, wait months and months until the mail company & police actually do something about it because they're probably doing more important things.

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Well where I'm from, they leave a note at the front door or on the letter box incoming you that you have a parcel to pick up from the post office. Or ring them and they can deliver it another time.

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In England they normally post a sheet through the letter box with tick boxes which explain why they couldn't deliver your package. Either it's too big to fit through the letter box, or it's huge and you weren't here to receive it. I think they can leave your stuff with your neighbour but they have to have your say so. Otherwise I think they take it back to the post office and try again the next day.

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Well guys I live in the Netherlands, and here they leave the parcel at the neighbour's house if you aren't at home. If both neighbours aren't home, they take the package back to the post office and leave you a note saying which post office you can pick it up at.

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Here in the netherlands, it really depends on who delivers the package and where you ordered it from. While TNT (the main post company here) may deliver stuff to your neighbours, some companies have a "no one home? Try again two more times and if you're not home then, you have to pick it up at the post office"-policy. Unless OP ordered from one of those companies, the mailman was not at fault. That neighbour sounds like a major douche though, I'd definitely threaten to call the cops on

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I am a mail carrier. Unless you left a written ok for your mailman to deliver any packages to your neighbor's house, he/she should not have done so. Call the cops if your neighbor won't give it back, and call the post office to complain. Follow up in both, it's unacceptable.

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Yeah, OP is apparently from the Netherlands. US laws probably won't help him out too much.

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In most countries it will be a federal offense to open someone else's mail. Charges may vary, but it is still illegal.

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The "I" in "*I* signed for it" refers to the crazy neighbor. The neighbor signed for the package so he is trying to lay claim to it.

Honestly, how old is your neighbor? Because he's acting like he's ten. 'Finders keepers' doesn't apply in thr real world. You should give him a high five. In the face. With your mailbox.

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