The "postal worker gets attacked by dog" theme is tired, to be sure. But 32 times in FY2012, postal workers in St. Louis were the unfortunate players in real-life versions of the storied situation.
The Atlantic has highlighted the 'Worst Cities for Dog Attacks, According to the U.S. Postal Service' and St. Louis sits at number 7 on the USPS list.
The list, which, The Atlantic mentions, does not account for population differences - however, per capita, they say, St. Louis has a high rate of attacks.
Nationwide, almost 6,000 postal workers were attacked by dogs in FY2012.
Here's the full list from the USPS: