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A Toronto Man Was Arrested For Allegedly Throwing Buckets Of Poop On People

Five people were hit in the poop spree.

Posted on November 27, 2019, at 10:42 a.m. ET

Toronto Police Service

University students in Toronto have one less thing to be stressed about after a man accused of throwing buckets of poop on people was arrested.

It started on Nov. 22 when a man entered Robarts Library on the University of Toronto campus and threw a bucket of "liquefied fecal matter" on two people, the Toronto Police Service said in a press release.

Then, on Nov. 24, it happened again at Scott Library at York University in the city's north end. Two people, a man and a woman, were hit.

Then, again, on Nov. 25 a woman in the area of College and McCaul streets (also in the University of Toronto area) got the same horrific surprise.

Toronto Police released security footage of the suspect — a man in a hat, carrying a bucket — and an arrest was made on Nov. 26. Samuel Opoku, 23, faces five counts of assault with a weapon and five counts of mischief.

A University of Toronto student described the first scene to CTV News, saying she thought the bucket contained coffee at first.

"All of a sudden the smell hit," she said.

"I thought I was going to faint. Me and my friends packed up our stuff and ran out of the room."

In case you're curious, the origin of the poop remains unclear.

"It was feces,” Toronto Police Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook told the National Post. “But we don’t know if it is, in fact, human feces.”

Mayor John Tory lauded the police for making an arrest in the case.

Great work by @TorontoPolice arresting an individual in the “feces attacks” investigation. 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.

While the suspect was still at large, the poop bandit was the talk of Toronto's big three university campuses, where students are currently studying for exams.

I think everyone I know that goes to U of T should drop out immediately since people are out here throwing POOP at people

Over at Ryerson University, there was worry the poop guy would strike there next.

poop man strikes again.... please don't come to ryerson

Opoku is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 27.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.