"He wanted to speed up his route. I think he was lazy."

Real life mailman William “Brent” Morse of Dawson Springs in western Kentucky stashed his in his dead mother’s house and a rented storage unit — at least 44,900 pieces of it.

“He wanted to speed up his route,” said Capt. Craig Patterson, a Dawson Springs officer who arrested Morse last year. “I think he was lazy.”

Morse, who had been a letter carrier for five years, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley Jr. to six months in jail followed by six months’ home incarceration for destroying, hiding and delaying the delivery of U.S. mail.