'Light colour and slightly warm': Over 100 Hong Kong women report getting butt splashed by unknown liquid in public

A 56-year-old construction worker was arrested for allegedly splashing warm liquid onto the lower back and buttocks of at least 10 women in Hong Kong’s streets over the past month.

The man was caught in a police operation on Great George Street in the Causeway Bay shopping district on the night of Feb 23, Hong Kong police were reported as saying by the South China Morning Post.

An officer had spotted him splashing an unknown liquid onto the buttocks of a 17-year-old girl, the police added.

Initial investigations showed that the suspect had carried the liquid around in a vacuum flask and poured the liquid onto his palm before he quickly approached his victim from behind.

He was arrested at the scene for outraging public decency, and his clothes and the vacuum flask were seized for inspection, the police said. Those convicted of outraging public decency in Hong Kong could be jailed for up to seven years.

Victims described the liquid as “odourless, but with a light colour and slightly warm”, police said, adding that they were waiting for test results to identify it.

Police said the man was suspected to be a serial offender.


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