NOTE: I want to emphasize that I don't plan on actually doing this. I'm just curious about it because of the idea's sheer absurdity. "Why" is not within the scope of this question.
Suppose that there's someone I really don't like. To express my hatred of this person, I decide that symbolism would speak louder than words. So I relieve myself in a box and mail it to them.
I feel like the exact consequences for this sort of thing would vary by state and municipality. So here's my specific question: How would the following factors determine the legal consequences I face after this act?
- The existing relationship (if any) between me and the recipient.
- The service I use to mail the "package" (e.g. the Postal Service vs. a private carrier like UPS).
- The state in which the sender and the recipient live.
- Whether or not I also wrap the "payload" in something (a bag, a smaller box, Tupperware, etc.).
- Whether or not this particular "package" is even legal to mail.
You can assume:
- The recipient lives in America, but not necessarily in the same city or state as me (New York).
- I provide a correct return address.
- The package is not intercepted. The recipient gets the package and opens it.
- There's no political motivation.
- I don't leave a written message in the box (no letter or anything).
- The box is not damaged or weakened by my "payload".