Someone Gave Treasury Sec a Box of Poop

From 'the American people;' Secret Service is investigating
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 24, 2017 11:50 AM CST
Someone Gave Treasury Sec a Box of Poop
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton hold up a sheet of new $1 bills in a photo that garnered controversy.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

It wasn't exactly a flaming bag of dog poop, but Steve Mnuchin lives in a nicer than average neighborhood: Authorities say a gift-wrapped box of horse manure addressed to the US Treasury secretary was found near his home in Los Angeles, reports the AP. The package was found Saturday night in the tony Bel Air neighborhood after it was dropped off at a neighbor's house. The Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad was called to the home and officers opened the box, finding a pile of horse manure inside. TMZ chortles that "Mnuchin and wife Louise must have been naughty this year," noting that the couple have attracted their share of controversy in 2017.

Police said the package had been gift wrapped and was marked as being from "the American people." Police said the Secret Service was taking over the investigation. Representatives for the Secret Service and Treasury Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment Sunday. (More Steven Mnuchin stories.)

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