The Indiana household receives a suspicious package deal from China
SWITZERLAND COUNTY, Ind. (FOX19) – A suspicious package from China arrived at a home in Vevay, Indiana on Wednesday morning.
The package says “China Post” in the top left corner.
At first, Christina Mill-Rininger and her family didn’t know if it was real or a joke.
“I asked everyone if they’d ordered anything and everyone in the house said ‘no’,” she said.
But the package was addressed to someone in the family, so they opened it.
“When I first opened it, I saw a ziplock bag and I was afraid it might be seeds,” Mill-Rininger explained.
She was referring to the nationwide plight of people receiving similarly mysterious, similarly unsolicited packages of seeds.
A CNN report found that all 50 states have now issued warnings about these packages.
The one left in Mill-Rininger’s mailbox contained no seeds. It contained masks, although the outside said “shirt”.
“Then it went off bells to call the sheriff’s department,” said Mill-Rininger.
The police of Vevay and the health department of the district of Switzerland have, according to their own information, initiated investigations into the package to determine whether the masks contained dangerous substances. The masks are now in police custody.
Previously, the family said they put it in the trash can.
“I got kind of nervous,” said Mill-Rininger, “because at the moment, when everything is going, you don’t know if there might be a chemical there.”
The family says the next time they open their mailbox they will think twice about the suspicious package.
“It’ll make me more careful,” said Mill-Rininger.
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