Man Punched In The Face For Looking Like Shia Labeouf

A New Yorker was randomly punched in the face whilst walking down the street, for looking like a disliked celebrity

What's a worse fate in life than ending up looking like Shia LeBeouf? Getting punched in the face for looking like Shia LaBeouf.

Mario Licato, @mariolicato/Instagram
Mario Licato, @mariolicato/Instagram

The apparent Shia LaBeouf lookalike's name is Mario Licato, 26, he was walking up the stairs located at the Essex and Delancey F train station when the incident happened. Mario claims that he didn't even see the guy who punched him he just saw a fist coming into his face for a split second, reported by The Gothamist.

Mario woke up unconscious with his glasses split in two and his face covered in blood.  A couple who saw the event unfold claimed the attacker was in his mid-20s, over six foot tall and muscular. After the man punched Mario he carried on walking down the stairs and boarded the train.

A photo posted by Mario Licato (@mariolicato) on

When Mario, tried to recollect the events prior to the punch he recalled the assailant shouting "This is because you look like Shia LaBeouf", he couldn't believe it and thought he was crazy so he confirmed with the couple if that is exactly what he said, they said "That's exactly what he said as he was running away from you."

Police report, Police Handout
Police report, Police Handout

Mario received medical treatment at the scene of the crime , the Police have stated that the attacker is still at large.

Brb talking to the real Shia. ????

A photo posted by Mario Licato (@mariolicato) on

After the attack, he received a phone call from the real Shia LaBeouf.



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