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Police: Residents shouldn't be alarmed by manila envelopes discovered this weekend
Suspicious packages were only 'rambling documents' from man disgruntled with government
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    People who found strange-looking manila envelopes  on their porches or elsewhere on their property over the weekend shouldn't be alarmed, police said.  The suspicious packages many victims reported finding were only "rambling documents" from a man disgruntled with the government.
    "He's harmless," said Statesboro Police Lt. Scott Brunson. "The Federal Bureau of Investigation is familiar with him."
    The man, whose identity is not being disclosed because he has not been arrested for a crime, distributed the manila envelopes, covered in stickers and handwritten phrases, to numerous locations, he said.
     "He is disgruntled with the Department of Veteran Affairs," Brunson said. "He (distributed) the packages in Statesboro, throughout Bulloch County, Screven County and in Savannah."
    Brunson said, according to information contained in some of the packages confiscated by officers, the offender was receiving some sort of health care from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
    There were health care workers "coming to his house, and he got belligerent with them. Then, they said 'forget it'" and discontinued his care.
    Citizens should know there is no danger involved in finding the packages. The man was not arrested, as he committed no crime, he said. "He poses no threat."
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at 489-9414.
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