The Royal Mail has apologised after demanding a Somerset postman's uniform back - the day after he died.
Garth Linham had worked as a postman for 30 years when he died of a heart attack aged 57.
Daughter Danni said she was still trying to process the loss of her "amazing" father when a postal boss turned up and demanded his uniform back.
The 24-year-old claims she was told she could be arrested for fraud if she did not return the uniform.
She says Royal Mail said they needed it back for "safety and security reasons".
Danni, of Somerton, Somerset, said: "It hadn't even been 24 hours since I found him.
"I didn't even have time to process the loss of my amazing dad, let alone think to have his work clothes washed and ready to go."
A Royal Mail spokesperson has apologised for the distress caused to Danni by the untimely visit of her father's boss.
More than 200 people turned up to Mr Linham's funeral dressed in Hawaiian shirts and Liverpool FC jerseys.
Local team Somerton Town FC held a minute's silence.
Daughter Danni said her father was much-loved.
"He would always check in on elderly people during his rounds - all the neighbours loved him.''