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QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. -- Shelli Tepe and her husband love their quaint Queen Creek neighborhood.
"It's a very quiet neighborhood. There are only about 20 houses on here," said Tepe.
So when Shelli received an anonymous package in the mail recently she was blown away.
"I didn't recognize the return address and there was kind of an intimidating message on the package," she recalled.
And what was even more shocking what she found inside the box.
"We opened this, my daughter and I, and inside we get gorilla poop from poopsenders.com," proclaimed Tepe.
You heard right, poop. A big ol' zip lock bag filled with what was labeled 'gorilla poop.'
"I just think that's wrong. It's wrong as far as, I don't know, people's privacy. People, I can't believe that people spend money to harass me," said Tepe.
Due to the timing of the disgusting delivery, Shelli thinks the feces came from an upset party following a recent business transaction. But Shelli's bigger concern is is it legal to ship feces and can it used as a form of harassment?
3 On Your Side looked up the company and sure enough right on the website it states:
"…Has some one really pissed you off? Don't get mad, get even. Send that special someone a big stinky pile of poop."
It goes on to say:
"We will send your friend or enemy a healthy helping of some of the nastiest, slinkiest, fresh poop packages you have ever seen."
And then it gives the customer the luxury of poop choice.
"I did in fact contact the sheriff’s department and filed a report," said Tepe
While it's on record with the Sheriff's Office, they told Shelli there is nothing they can do because this isn't considered a crime.
So 3 On Your Side contacted the US Postal Inspection Service, after all it seems pretty unsanitary to send poop through the mail.
The US Postal Service told us this isn't the first time they've had complaints about poopsenders.com.
In fact, they've investigated the mailings before, but in the end they've concluded: "These mailings are non-hazardous."
Apparently whatever Poop Senders is shipping isn't actual feces.
But for Shelli, that still doesn't mean much and she is still fuming that this could happen.
“The thing that frustrates me the most is that there are companies out there that can send harassment or intimidating things through the mail and get away with it."