May 5, 2000
By Seamus McGraw
BOULDER, Colo. (APBnews.com) -- A junior
at the University of Colorado
who allegedly launched an assault on the olfactory senses of his fellow
students, leaving squid, Chinese food and old meat to rot in several
dormitories, has been charged in connection with the rank pranks, police
"The Zeke-ster ran afoul of the law,"
said Lt. Tim McGraw, a university
He was referring to 21-year-old Zeke
, who was arrested Tuesday on
misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and
University police first picked up Zeke's
scent in October, when the stench of rotting fish first wafted through four
campus dormitories, nauseating several students, McGraw said.
On close inspection, police found a plastic
container hidden inside a drop
ceiling, according to the 11-page complaint signed against Zeke.
The attacks continued and so did the investigation.
Over the Christmas break, investigators
following their noses turned up a
cache of rotting meat, eggs and other foul-smelling items, which Zeke
was allegedly planning to use in future stink attacks, police said.
Although his fellow students suspected
him, authorities said, none were
willing to come forward until last month for fear that Zeke would target
them for one of his "squidding" attacks, authorities said.
Finally, one student came forward, identifying
Zeke as the source of
stench and leading them to a video Zeke had made documenting one
of his attacks, according to the complaint.
Zeke was released on his own recognizance.
If convicted, he could
face up to a year in jail and $1,000 in fines on each count.
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