L.A. Man Claims He Left Manure at Steve Mnuchin’s Bel-Air Home in ‘Secret Santa Project’

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Dec. 2, 2017. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Dec. 2, 2017. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Los Angeles psychologist claims to have left the festively wrapped box of manure outside the Bel-Air home of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin that spurred a Secret Service investigation, billing it as a political protest against the recently passed tax bill.

Robert Strong, a Kentucky native now living in L.A., appears to have enthusiastically documented the act on Twitter and Facebook, posting photos of himself with a shovel and a Santa-spangled box full of manure and describing it as a “Secret Santa project.”

One of his Facebook posts shows an envelope labeled “To Stevie” and a card from “The American People” inscribed, “We’re returning the ‘gift’ of the Christmas tax bill. It’s [expletive].”

And in a YouTube video posted on Christmas Day, Strong declared that “the prophets of old often did shocking things to highlight the injustice” against which they preached.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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