Someone sent me a nice quart-sized Tupperware container of horse feces in the mail. What law did he break?
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I'm not sure that necessarily violates any USPS regulations, because it's acceptable to mail live animals. So perhaps harassment.
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Firstly, that's disgusting. Second, you need to look at your part in it. This person has been harassing you so you knew when they said "a nice little gift" that it would be something bad. You chose to open it for reasons unstated by you. I would take it to the post office and file a formal complaint. It is federal property and this person is sending (contraband?) not sure about that--but definitely something the post office would not agree with. I'm sure you've noticed when you go to the post office to mail a parcel that there are all kinds of waivers you have to check off i.e. "does your package contain anything perishable" and so forth. I would immediately cease contact with this person. What a way to start the holiday!
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It is unlikely any prosecutor, state or federal, would agree to prosecute this case even if there were laws broken. The courts are full of rapes, murders, burglaries, and other serious offenses. No prosecutor will choose to use the scarce resources of the court to get involved in your private dispute. In the future, perhaps when you receive packages or correspondence from this individual, simply write return to sender on the envelope. Eventually he will stop. If he is local, and if by his actions you feel threatened, you could get an order for protection against him. Then, if he contacts you he will be in violation of the court order proscribing any contact with you
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It would be difficult to prosecute someone from Slovakia. There are laws prohibiting individuals from sending offensive materials. My advice is to get over it try not to have any further communications with this individual.
Unstable people can do dangerous things.
Hope this helps.
Who knows and more importantly who cares? Contact your local police and the USPS mail inspector. We're criminal defense attorneys and some would say be specialize in selling horse manure...Ha!
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