COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (CBS4)– A stink bomber has targeted a tavern in Copper Mountain more than dozen times in the past three years and no one knows why.

Deputies in Summit County are searching for the man who has repeatedly targeted the tavern. They hope surveillance video will help provide clues about the man.

According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office just after 9 p.m. on Sept. 17, an older white male was captured on surveillance video “throwing a plastic bottle filled with an unknown putrid smelling liquid onto the patio” at Tucker’s Tavern.

(credit: Summit County Sheriff’s Office)

(credit: Summit County Sheriff’s Office)

“This is the 13th reported incident over the past three years where a similar looking male has thrown ‘stink bombs’ onto the patio of this establishment,” according to tavern owner Jan Skultety.

Skulety is worried for his family’s safety since this man apparently knows what hours they are at the business and their routines.

“We have no clue why someone would want to do this to us, we can’t think of a reason or a person who has a grudge against our independently-owned small business,” said Skulety.

The family has been forced to have the patio carpets professionally treated and cleaned. They say getting rid of the horrible smell is very difficult.

During the most recent attack which was caught on the taverns security cameras, the suspect was wearing a light-colored baseball cap, a blue or green jacket and tan pants. Those cameras were installed after the repeated attacks.

Additional Information From The Summit County Sheriff’s Office

If you have any information in these cases or can identify the subject pictured, please contact Summit County Sheriff’s Office Detective Rob Pearce at 980-423-8940 or at robertp@summitcountyco.gov.

Matt Kroschel covers news throughout Colorado working from the CBS4 Mountain Newsroom. Send story ideas to mrkroschel@cbs.com and connect with him on Twitter @Matt_Kroschel.