'˜Come and feel me muscles, Ak': 'Purple Aki' taunted in park
Incredible footage has emerged claiming to be of the infamous urban bogeyman 'Purple Aki' being taunted by a cruel internet prankster.
In the footage, Akinwale Arobieke is seen walking alone through a park carrying his trademark plastic bag.
Arobieke, who has convictions for harassment and was once described in court by the nickname Purple Aki, is filmed as he makes his way through a Toxeth park.
His tormentor follows Arobieke for a short while before calling out: “Turn around, Ak, turn around”.
When Arobieke remonstrates and asks him to stop filming, he shouts out: “I’m not doing nothing, I’m allowed to walk me dog, lad.”
The short video then takes a more sinister turn when the man behind the camera begins shouting: “Come and feel me muscles, Ak. Come and feel me muscles” - a reference to Arobieke’s well-documented fetish for touching, squeezing and measuring other mens’ muscles.
Arobieke first gained infamy in the 1990s when he was banned from a professional rugby league club.
In 2003, he was jailed for six years for harassing numerous lads in St Helens.
A later court order banned him from entering the town and set out a series of unusual conditions, including prohibiting him from asking other men if he could squeeze their biceps.
The ban was later overturned by a court.
He again made the headlines late last year when he was the subject of a BBC documentary, The Man Who Squeezes Muscles: Searching for Purple Aki.