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Police: Burlington woman mailed poop to her neighbors

A Burlington, Iowa woman has been charged with a misdemeanor after police say she sent a package of cow feces to her neighbor in response to an ongoing dispute ...

A Burlington, Iowa woman has been charged with a misdemeanor after police say she sent a package of cow feces to her neighbor in response to an ongoing dispute about her barking dog.

Burlington Police said 51-year-old Kimberly Capdevilla sent a package of cow feces to her neighbors, Mary Eipert and Steve Rowland. The couple received the package on December 13, 2014, and suspected Capdevilla was responsible.

"None of our friends would send something like this," Mary Eipert said, who says she and her neighbors have had an ongoing dispute for the past four years.

Police said Capdevilla admitted to sending the package to Eipert, but sent it as a "practical joke."

"This wasn't a joke," Eipert said. "This was further harassment."

Eipert said the rift between the two families began in 2011, after the Capdevillas' dog, a Great Pyrenees, wouldn't stop barking.

On several occasions, Eipert said she and her husband asked the couple to bring their dog inside to silence the barking, but said nothing was done.

The annoyed couple began calling police and animal control, logging each time they called. After no citations were issued, Rowland began recording the barking dog and posting it to Youtube. Eipert said the two families were not on speaking terms, and the package of cow feces was out of line.

News 8 reached out to Kimberly Capdevilla, but she declined to comment. If found guilty, she could face up to 30 days in jail and a $625 fine.