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AT first, it seemed like a joke. The name sounded funny: Purple Aki. It was Spring Heeled Jack for the 1980s. Just another terrifying urban legend that spread through fear and mass hysteria.
The whole thing appeared preposterous. My younger brothers — five and ten years my junior — were athletes and came home from school and training with tales of this modern folk devil. He was unnaturally tall and unnaturally black — “so black he looks purple” — and he stalked young boys. Then came the comedy payoff: he asked to feel their muscles.
At 22, it was about the funniest thing I’d ever heard.
And then I met him....
I was working in a warehouse in Canning Place, across the road from the Albert Dock. It was heavy manual work, humping sacks of Littlewood’s catalogues into cages and then out again into 40-foot lorries. One afternoon, I was going up the stairs from the loading bay when I heard a voice behind me. “Do you do weights?”
There he was behind me. Akinwale Arobieke. Taller than a tall man. Black but not purple. The bogeyman materialised. “I’ll bet you’ve got big biceps.” He reached out towards me.
“And I’ll throw you down the f!*^% stairs!” I said.
He seemed unfazed by the violent reaction and disappeared out the stairwell door. There was nothing aggressive about him. The devil had materialised and he spoke softly.
Over the next year you’d see a lot of Aki. There were a dozen companies in the seven-floor tower block we worked underneath but nobody could work out which one he was connected with. He never spoke to me again but he was around and everyone who worked there was wary, though the lorry drivers from outside the city knew nothing about him. There was much hilarity among the warehouse lads when he asked a runtish wagon driver from Wigan for a feel and was granted a squeeze of a quad.
On one baking July afternoon a group of us were standing on the loading bay having a laugh and wasting time before the pubs opened again. Aki suddenly came tearing down the pavement opposite, on the other side of the 14-foot spiked fence that enclosed the loading area. At the end of the fence, he stopped, looks back towards the Holiday Inn and then began to climb. He scaled the railings with amazing dexterity and the small group of us looked on in awe. As he reached the top and began to negotiate the jagged points, we saw why.
A dozen troll-like Southenders (inhabitants of South Liverpool), bare chested and clutching pickaxe handles, were in pursuit. They looked up, Aki looked down. Our side of the fence was five-feet deeper than the pavement where he’d begun his climb. He decided the lesser evil was a 20-foot drop and leapt down, leaving the Southenders smashing their weapons against the fence in frustration. Aki hit the floor hard. At first, it looked like he was injured.
He limped to the steps to the loading bay, while the Dingle hit squad bayed for us to stop him. Then Aki recovered his speed and disappeared into the stairwell where I’d first seen him.....
Source : www.theanfieldwrap.com...
Top Rugby League clubs were last night on full security alert after a giant stalker launched a campaign against young players.
Strapping stars at Warrington Wolves and Oldham Bears are living in fear of 6ft 5in bodybuilder Akinwale Arobieke. Arobieke - dubbed Purple Akie - has been accused of waging a vicious vendetta against the tough heroes. A warning has now been issued to all 12 Super League clubs. Police have also been informed.
Warrington chairman John Smith said: "I am worried that unless something is done soon somebody is going to get hurt. "This man's a menace. He has an astonishing ability to get hold of players' addresses and phone numbers and they just don't feel safe."
A sinister harassment campaign, which began three years ago, included:
ATTACKS on players' houses.
VANDALISM to cars.
VIOLENT threats to stars, many still teenagers.
Source : The People www.thefreelibrary.com...
originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
a reply to: mirageman
Officially weird, and creepy. Wow.....bad enough he's some sort of creeper, harassing these boys, but treated as a folk hero of some sort!? Not arrested? Not placed in a treatment center? What the heck?
The skin color, seen that once or twice. Very cool, actually.
originally posted by: mirageman
Aki has been arrested and sent to jail a number of times. The problem is that it his habit of wanting to feel other men's muslces is obviously disturbing to most normal human beings. But it does not easily slot into a particular crime category and the law often becomes a game rather than a search for justice to be done whenever there are loopholes.