An amorous Chinese student decided to declare his love for a girl by sending her a bottle of his sperm in a scene reminiscent of Cameron Diaz’s hit movie There’s Something About Mary.
But he was arrested after she mistook the gift for moisturiser, which she applied to her face and promptly called the police.
According to a report, besotted Gou Wen, 22, apologised and was forced to pay the teenage girl $300 compensation.
The ‘victim’ of his affections, Zeng Lin, 19, had rubbed half the fluid on to her face before she asked her flatmate why it smelled so strange.
Wen, from Chongqing in China, said: ‘I love her so much but she didn’t know it and I didn’t know how to tell her, so I did that thinking it was the ultimate way to show love.
‘Now I know I was wrong, but I will find another way.’
In the meantime, she might be advised to avoid any surprise gifts of hair gel.