A man believed to be behind a series of feces throwing attacks has been arrested in Toronto.
Twenty-three-year-old Samuel Opoku has been charged with five counts of assault with a weapon and five counts of mischief interference with property. He is set to appear in court this Wednesday.
He has been accused of dumping buckets of "liquefied fecal matter" on five individuals.This is what an eyewitness had to say about one of the incidents:
The first incident took place last week, on November 22, when Opoku is alleged to have entered the University of Toronto's John P. Robarts Research Library and poured a bucked of human rectal waste on a man and a woman.
In an interview with CityNews, an eyewitness said a "concentrated feces-like smell" soon filled the room.
Later that night, another woman and man were targeted, and feces were thrown onto them at York University's Scott Library. Opoku can be seen in security footage smiling while carrying a bucket.
A third assault is alleged to have taken on Monday when Opoku poured liquified feces on another woman outside of U of T's St. George campus.This woman sadly had excrement poured over her:
Toronto police spokesman Victor Kwong previously told VICE the attacks left the victims "disgusted". The contents of the buckets are currently being examined by forensics to determine whether or not they contain feces.
After Opoku was arrested, Toronto Mayor John Tory issued a statement expressing relief that the alleged culprit was apprehended.
"Great work by @TorontoPolice arresting an individual in the 'feces attacks' investigation," Tory tweeted. "He can't face justice or be given help until apprehended and it seems our police have that in hand. I hope this arrest will help calm concern on campuses and across the city."
Meanwhile, a Florida man has been acquitted after throwing feces at a judge during a burglary trial.