Bomb Squad Responds to Gift-Wrapped Horse Manure Addressed to Steve Mnuchin

A suspicious package addressed to Treasure Secretary Steve Mnuchin left in the driveway of one of his Bel Air neighbors Saturday evening brought the Los Angeles Police Department’s bomb squad. It turned out to be a bunch of crap. Literally.

According to the LAPD, a neighbor discovered the package around 5:30 PM local time and called the police. When the bomb squad looked inside the gift-wrapped box, they found a “pretty good quantity” of
horse manure.

The police completed their probe of the situation shortly after opening up the box and handed over the investigation to the Secret Service, stating that they’d be picking up the package sometime on Sunday.

It took a few hours for the police to clear the scene, leaving a number of Mnuchin’s well-to-do neighbors irked. Per CBS Los Angeles, Prince Frederick von Anhalt said “we have $50 million homes and we can’t move.” Complaining that he couldn’t move for two hours, he stated that the police “have to find another way.”

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