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Can you get in trouble?Depends on the state...can you tell me, what state is this in and why would you do that?
ThanksIt is a violation of federal law to "tamper" with a mailbox...and tampering would including placing something other than mail (like a fish). So, in theory, the US Attorney could prosecute this.It seems a bit "low level"...frankly I would be surprised to hear the US attorney took the case...but they certainly could (they have discretion so they get to decide if they bring charges or not)That said, CA law for criminal harassment makes it a crime for
Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or harasses another person and who makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear for his or her safety, of his or her immediate familySo this could, potentially, be charged as criminal harassment.Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
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