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Joshua Steven Solberg of Austin, Minn., is charged with disorderly conduct for putting, uh, well, dog doo, in an envelope along with the payment for his parking citation. Police say he then dropped the foul-smelling package in the fee payment drop box at the Law Enforcement Center. An office employee later discovered the envelope (fairly quickly, we guess) while going through the drop box contents. She claims liquid leaking from the envelope contaminated her hands and desk and caused her to misse work due to an illness she blames on the fecal-laced fine.
Police went to chat with Mr. Soldberg, who admitted adding the bonus material to his payment because he was upset. Pissed, we'd say.

All of us who have paid our speeding taxes and parking dues know what it feels like to write that check, but still, we also know not to include our names, driver's license numbers and home addresses when including dog poop in the envelope.

[Source Rochester, Minn. Post-Bulletin via AP]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      That is hilarious. Few can deny that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ""All of us who have paid our speeding taxes" Not all of us are criminals, some of care about safety of others and prefer not to endanger pedestrians simply because my car can go fast."

      First, kudos on your fine sentence structure.

      Second, you must be joking. Yes, people who tear through residential neighborhoods, school zones, and densely populated urban areas (where people make frequent use of crosswalks) are asshats, and by speeding/running stop signs/whatever, are in fact endangering others.

      But there are plenty of times where speeding puts absolutely no one in danger. In fact, I would argue that, on a number of roads, driving the speed limit actually creates a more dangerous situation than moving with the flow of traffic.

      If cops want to give out speeding tickets, fine. I understand the role they play in revenue generation. But I would far rather see them trolling areas where speeding does create a dangerous situation (again, neighborhoods and school zones) than sitting by a stretch of road where the limit drops from 65 to 45 for no particular reason.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am peeing on my next traffic ticket !!
      • 8 Years Ago
      "disorderly conduct" charge will never stick ( no pun intended ) since the office employee did not immediately request medical aid upon opening the envelope. Her illness could be from anything in her travels after the "event".

      There are federal laws against this type of hijinx when mailing your IRS tax return ( because so many people have pulled the same stunt ) but there is no such law or legal precedent in that little town. The guy is gonna walk, and since this story is being distributed by the AP wire, you may expect a thousand copy cats.

      • 8 Years Ago
      a friend of mine her mother is a regional manager for the postal service (In Australia) and there used to be a guy from Midland, who used to Shit in an envelope and mail it to local politicians. (he did this for around 6 months, every week like clock work, PUN!)

      they never ever caught him, but every time, the postman opened the Public Mailbox to get his bag of Mail..needless to say...shit doesn't stay solid....for very long...
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      #8: The envelope with the check and feces wasn't mailed, it was placed in a "fee payment drop box". So Federal postal regulations/laws wouldn't apply.
      • 8 Years Ago
      While I do not think that is the right steps to take I do think it is funny. Our municipal police force flagrantly violate traffic laws in non emergency duties.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Funny story. How about the lady using poop as an excuse to miss work, what a joke that is. Wash your hands and move on.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it's illegal to send fecal matter for non laboratory purposes via mail... not 100% sure on this one though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I would have NEVER done anything like that. What a perfectly good waste of an envelope! lol
      • 8 Years Ago
      #2: It says all of us "who HAVE paid" the speeding taxes, not "everyone has"

      read and comprehend the article before shitting all over the comments (woo)
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