When Steven Mnuchin woke up to find a box of horse manure on his doorstep, the first thing he did was freak out. He immediately called the Los Angeles Police Department. Then, he got the United States Secret Service involved to identify the “mysterious” package left outside his home in Bel Air. As soon as the Treasury Secretary saw the box, he could not comprehend that someone was trying to prank him. He was worried that he was important enough to wake up to a bomb on his doorstep. Or perhaps, that’s just his guilty conscience poking through.
When the Secret Service and the LAPD got close to the box, they found it merely contained horse manure and was a false alarm.
After the story went viral and Mnuchin’s name was shamed across the media, a psychologist from the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health named Robby Strong stepped up and told AL.com that he was the genius behind the special delivery.
Strong said he dropped off the manure as an act of protest in response to the despicable tax bill the GOP pushed through to be signed.
If you put the horse manure in one box and the GOP tax bill in another box, you wouldn’t be able to tell which one was which. They both are heavy, and they both smell like feces.
“The fact that [Republicans] can be so brazen and act with such impunity tells me that we have to be more brazen with our activism and maybe a bit more aggressive,” he told AL.com.
Strong was posting a series of photos on his Facebook page before Mnuchin had his freak-out moment. On Saturday, Strong said he needed someone to help him “document my Secret Santa project” so he could “hand-deliver boxes of horse sh** to Steve Mnuchin.”
Strong took selfies with his stinky delivery for the Treasury Secretary.
The bearded activist wrote, “I’m going to hand-deliver boxes of horse s*** to Steve Mnuchin over in Beverly Hills. Because if money is free speech, so is horses***. PM me. We’ll go down in the annals of history. No disguises, no fake names. Totally owning this one. You’re only powerless if you do nothing!!!”
Not long after putting out his request, Strong posted another photo of the card that went along with the delivery. It said, “To Stevie.”
Strong said, “he’ll think it’s from his mistress.”
But when the card was opened, it read: “Mrs. Mnuchin & Trump, We’re returning the ‘gift’ of the Christmas tax bill. It’s bulls**t.”
And the box of poo was signed from “The American People.”
On Sunday, Mnuchin called in the secret service to investigate the poo box. And Strong posted to Facebook with a link to the news story along with his own caption that read: “Well, looky there. Who could’ve done such a thing?”
The LAPD called in the bomb squad to investigate the box of horses****. And Secret Service agents even made an express visit to Strong at his home.
But the courageous psychologist dismisses how serious law enforcement took the issue.
“This is a glorified frat boy prank,” he told the New York Daily News. “How much can you punish someone for dropping box of doodie?”