Toronto Police Service photo.

Ontario man charged for dumping poop on people

A man accused of hurling buckets of poop at Toronto residents was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

Police arrested Samuel Opoku Tuesday night after conducting an investigation regarding three separate situations that involved throwing “liquefied fecal matter” on five different people.

In a Toronto Police Service press release, police allege that a man threw liquid excrement on a woman and a young person Friday at a research library at the University of Toronto while they were seated at a table.

The same person is believed to have issued the same attack on a man and a woman at York University’s Scott Library as well as a woman at a downtown intersection outside a U of T building on Monday night.

Police charged Opoku with five counts of assault with a weapon and five counts of mischief.

One man identified Opoku after he saw picture of the suspect’s picture on the news and decided to call the police. The man, who called himself “Tim,” told CP24 that Opoku seems like a normal guy.

“That’s dangerous,” he said. “That is just crossing the line in so many ways so I just felt like if I can help get some justice here, then yeah, I’ll give (police) a call.”

Police said that the motive for the poop dumping is unclear and it’s too early to say whether or not mental heath was a factor.