An animal semen-wielding menace is on the loose in the United Kingdom.
A strange man approached two teen girls and smeared a white, sticky liquid on their clothing in Bury, near Manchester, last month, the Mirror reported.
Their account is suspiciously similar to attacks that occurred on teen girls in the same area from November 2009 to January 2010. According to the BBC, one 15-year-old victim reported a man sullying her with liquid, while a 14-year-old said a man bumped into her and wiped an icky substance on her while she was with her mother.
Two more girls, aged 15 and 16, said that a man approached them to ask for the time, and when he left, one of the girls noticed something dripping from her skirt.
Police believe the gunk used in all cases was animal semen.
"We are well aware that these incidents are very similar to a series of incidents in Bury three years ago," Detective Chief Inspector Sara Wallwork said, according to the Mirror. "We are reviewing the original investigation and keeping an open mind as to the possibility that the same man may be responsible."
Though the original offender was never caught, police did release CCTV footage of the man they believed to be responsible. Victims of the 2009-2010 incidents described the pervert as a white man between ages 25 and 35, always carrying a bag.
A writer for Anorak.co.uk noted that this description did not exactly make catching the perpetrator and easy task. "This is grim," the site says. "It’s a man aged between 25 and 35 carrying a bag."