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USPS mail trucks sit on city streets unattended every day while the carrier walks house to house, leaving the truck chock full of people's paychecks, Amazon boxes, money orders, credit cards, and tons of valuables. And they don't get stolen or robbed often enough for USPS to do anything about it.

There are plenty of ways for criminals to commit super easy crimes without autonomous vehicles being in the mix, but somehow society continues to function.

Vandalizing mail service trucks carries quite a bigger punishment than Philadelphia citizens destroying an autonomous robot (which happened some time ago), in fairness. People know not to screw with the Postmaster General.

That's because the delivery person isn't far away so there's a decent risk of getting caught. If you know nobody is coming to save the robot for 20 minutes...

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