Having a bucket of liquid feces dumped on you isn’t a thing most people would think to be worried about in a library, for good reason; it’s not exactly a common occurrence.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to several people over the course of 3 separate incidents and 4 days in Toronto, though.
Two of the incidents took place in libraries, University of Toronto’s Robarts Library and the Scott Library at York University’s Keele campus.
The third attack happened in the street near a University of Toronto building.
Toronto police posted the suspect’s photos on Twitter and asked for the public’s help in identifying him.
Please consider a retweet. This man is alleged to be throwing feces on people in Toronto. If you know who he is call Toronto Police 416-808-2222 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 or https://t.co/s26uSiNpM8 ^sm pic.twitter.com/AyJHBVF0P1
â€” Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) November 26, 2019
23-year-old Samuel Opoku was arrested on Tuesday evening, around 24 hours after the third incident, based on information investigators received from the public.
Police report that Opoku approached the victims with buckets filled with an as-yet-unidentified substance and doused them with the buckets’ contents before running away.
The crime lab is currently testing one of the buckets to determine whether the disgusting contents were of human origin or not.
RCMP Constable Alex Li told local news station CP24 of the arrest.