'Sub-human': Man receives 'absolutely deranged' letter over dumped rubbish

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·3-min read

A vicious letter has been left by a “very angry” neighbour after a man’s rubbish was dumped on the street in what the author described a “sub-human” act.

Sydney comedian Tom Cashman received the nasty note on Monday after his new cleaners left five bags of rubbish from his Darlinghurst home on the street “outside people’s residences”.

The fuming resident left the letter accompanied by a photo of what they described as “five messy, unpleasant, smelly, split and leaking bags of household garbage”, both of which Cashman uploaded to Twitter.

“We got new cleaners and apparently they just left our garbage on the footpath outside (terrible). I’ve now received an absolutely deranged letter about it,” his post read.

They went through the rubbish to find personal information of Cashman’s including his postal address so they could send the letter, which the comedian described as “absolutely deranged”.

This photo was attached to the nasty letter posted to Tom Cashman's Sydney address. Source: Twitter
This photo was attached to the nasty letter posted to Tom Cashman's Sydney address. Source: Twitter

The author said that if the rubbish in fact belonged to Cashman, he must be “a moronic, anti-social, sub-human, irresponsible neanderthal, with no concept of acceptable community behaviour”.

“No doubt you live like a pig too, with social habits to match. Phew, what a stink you must leave wherever you go,” it continued.

They went further to accuse Cashman of purposely leaving a “sh**** mess for others to clean up because you’re too f****** lazy to find a bin”.

“Well this time you have been caught you bastard, good and proper,” they wrote.

In an additional threat they warned of “repercussions” if the mess wasn’t immediately cleared away.

“What comes around goes around Mr Cashman – what a shame if someone dumped bags of garbage at your address,” the letter, signed off by “a very angry resident”, read.

The "very angry" resident behind this note found Cashman's address by going through his rubbish. Source: Twitter
The "very angry" resident behind this note found Cashman's address by going through his rubbish. Source: Twitter

Tom Cashman confirms the letter is no stunt

While some might be suspicious of the note’s legitimacy given Cashman’s line of work, he confirmed with Yahoo News Australia he had nothing to do with writing it.

“It’s not a very funny letter! If I had written it I would have made it much less vitriolic, definitely would not have included the word sub-human,” he said.

More than 800 people have liked his Twitter post and several others had left comments, which Cashman wasn’t the least bit surprised at.

“The letter is psychotic. I’d be interested too. In fact, I’d love to be a third party observer here, rather than the actual recipient,” he said.

Cashman confirmed the rubbish had since been taken in the regular rubbish collection, and he had called his cleaner to let them know not to leave the bags on the street.

The comedian currently runs a podcast with Sam Taunton called The Good Stuff.

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