back to article Counter-terror cops arrest pair for sending poo-smeared toilet paper to public figures

An Italian couple have been nicked by counter-terror cops for, some, er, smearing letters they had sent to public figures. According to the Italian rozzers, over a two-year spree, the 71-year-old and his 54-year-old partner sent threatening and defamatory letters to high-profile targets, which also contained toilet paper …

  1. chivo243 Silver badge

    Signed, Smeared and Delivered

    Were these 110 other letters armed and ready?

  2. JeffyPoooh

    Stool Testing for bowel cancer screening

    Same thing really. Poo sample smeared on a paper and mailed in.

    The stool sample return envelopes are impressively "Industrial". One could safely mail an angry honey badger in a larger version of the same sort of envelope.

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    1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

      Re: Aggers and Jugears?

      Well, it is even published on smeared toilet paper so what do you expect?

  4. Scott Broukell

    S'pose they posted pics on faece book n'all.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So the problem they now face... do they now send themselves the same letters?

  6. TRT Silver badge

    You wouldn't get this sort of thing happening in France...

    have you seen how much the postage on a bidet is?!


    Didn't Gilbert and Sullivan have some thoughts on this?...

    ... They had a little list and none of them were missed...

  8. Eddy Ito

    Such a crappy job

    Never use your own poo lest they track you down using DNA finger printing?

    The one with nitrile gloves in the pocket.

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  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Sherlock would be proud

    But a more casual observer might have thought that organised crime, drugs, people trafficking, and real terrorism (or getting the truth in the murder of Meredith Kercher) might have been higher on the Plodineri's list of priorities than people sending shitty letters.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: higher on the Plodineri's list of priorities

      I think it's perfectly fine for the "Plodineri" to deal with the unpleasant harassment of people, it being part of their job, although whether specifically anti-terror Plodineri might have had better things to do is a relevant question.

      What I want to know (or would have expected to be made clearer in the article) is were/are these perpetrators charged under anti-terror legislation for their actions, since such laws seem to often be misused. If not, then this would seem to be pretty much a non-story.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How did they catch them?

    Sniffer dogs?

  11. beerandbiscuits

    "After raiding their home, the police found another 110 letters that the couple intended to send"

    All rolled up on a cardboard tube?

    1. Chris King

      "All rolled up on a cardboard tube?"

      "Executive Orders, Please Take One" ?

  12. td0s

    Caught brown handed

  13. Andy Tunnah

    Talk about shitposting!

    ...I'll get my coat...

  14. Arachnoid

    In the USA

    They would have run a DNA test and arrested them the following day

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: In the USA

      They would have run a DNA test and arrested the WRONG PERSON the following day


      Of course, there's a good chance the US police would have shot their suspect in "self defence".

    2. Chris G

      Re: In the USA

      Are you saying the cops have a DNA database of the entire US population?

  15. Chemical Bob

    18 comments and not one said...


  16. Colonel Panic

    Your sub is an effing legend

    Whoever wrote that headline summed up my days as a journo - buy them a pint.

    I started out as a lowly intern reading the daily tide of crap that would get faxed in. They don't make loonies like they used to. Before the internet, the dedicated crazies would fax 20 pages of tightly scribbled brain-puke about how the Venusians are controlling the world using radios in our fillings.

    Still, made better reading than the corporate drivel.

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It would appear we haven't evolved that much if were still chucking shit at each other.

  18. Cpt Blue Bear

    Brown carpeting!

    In Oz we call this brown carpeting. Its traditionally done anonymously using a jiffy bag rather than a letter.

  19. Potemkine Silver badge

    Terroshit attack

    Italian counter-terror cops seem to have plenty of time in their hands to take care of that.

  20. ukgnome
    Black Helicopters

    If it wasn't illegal to do so I might send a brown hawk down to all the Trump hotels and golf courses.

    Although that would be unfair on the postal service and I am a law abiding citizen.

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