It’s a truly weird and utterly disgusting story that’s been dominating the news in Canada.
In Toronto, a young man has been randomly dumping buckets of what appears to be a liquid mix of excrement on innocent bystanders.
Between last Friday afternoon, and late Monday night there have been three similar incidents involving what appears to be the same suspect.
The attacks were confusing as the victims and locations appeared to be randomly chosen except the victims and crimes occurred at or near universities.
Toronto’s mayor earlier labelled the incidents “inexplicable” adding “ “This is a person, to me, who has some very serious issues.”
A spokesman for the Toronto Police quoted by CBC said, ““For anyone who thinks this might be a joke, it’s not. It carries the same charge as an assault. In fact, it will be an assault.”
Police have since arrested a suspect, Samuel Opoku, 23, of Toronto. He has been charged with five counts of assault with a weapon and five counts of mischief interference with property. He is scheduled to appear in court today.
The motives remain unclear, and officials can’t say at this point if mental health may have been a factor.
- PostMedia: R. Warnica: Nov 26/19: It was ‘feces’. Toronto man arrested
- CP24: C. Wilson: Nov 27/19: Court appearance for man accused in feces attack
- Canadian Press (via CBC): Nov 26/19: Police report third incident of bucket of feces
- CBC: A. Carter: Nov 25/19: Police search for suspect after feces hurled at Toronto universities