Toronto man arrested after allegedly throwing buckets of poop on strangers

The 23yo has been arrested following his poop-throwing spree.
The 23yo has been arrested following his poop-throwing spree. Photo credit: Toronto Police Service

A man accused of throwing faeces on strangers in Toronto has been arrested.

The poop spree kicked off on November 22, when the suspect threw "liquified faecal matter" on two people at the John P. Robarts Library on the University of Toronto campus, police said.

Two more people were hit on November 24 at York University's Scott Library. A fifth person was the last unlucky victim on November 25, also attacked in the University of Toronto area.

Samuel Opoku, 23, was arrested on Tuesday. He faces five counts of assault with a weapon and five counts of mischief.

An unidentified University of Toronto student described the first attack to CTV News, saying at first she believed it was just coffee.

"All of a sudden, the smell hit... I thought I was going to faint."

The origin of the faeces remain unclear.

"We don't know if it is, in fact, human faeces," Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook told local media.

The faeces felon became the talk of the town prior to his arrest, university students worried their exam study would be interrupted by a nasty surprise.

"I think everyone I know that goes to [University of Toronto] should drop out immediately since people are out here throwing poop," one person said on Twitter.

"I hope this arrest will help calm concern on campuses and across the city," Toronto Mayor John Tory tweeted on Wednesday.

"Great work by Toronto Police arresting an individual in the 'faeces attack' investigation."

Opoku is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday (NZ time).