A 58-year-old St. Louis man was sentenced to two years of probation Friday after pleading guilty to sending cat feces in the mail to companies that failed to hire him.
Jevons Brown, a frustrated veteran, was charged with a misdemeanor of mailing injurious articles.
Investigators tracked 20 similar packages to Brown, according to U.S. Postal Inspection Service spokesman Dan Taylor.
“This is not a victimless crime,” Assistant U.S. Attorney John Bodenhausen said in court Friday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Bodenhausen cited the letter carriers who came in contact with the mail, people who had mail near Brown’s packages and the employees that eventually received the feces.
Brown’s public defender, Sean Vicente, said probation is an appropriate sentence because Brown has no prior criminal history.
“I’m sorry. This will never happen again,” said Brown, who recently found a job.