Guy Punched for Looking Like Shia LaBeouf

Stranger was apparently not a fan of the actor
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2016 12:44 PM CDT

A New York man was walking up the stairs at a subway station Saturday night when a man walking the other way punched him right in the face. Why? "This is because you look like f---ing Shia LaBeouf," the stranger yelled at Mario Licato, as detailed in the police report picked up by Gothamist. Licato tells CBS New York he thought maybe he was imagining things, but witnesses confirmed that's what the guy said. "I mean, other people have been telling me for a long time that I resemble Shia LaBeouf, but in a good way, like, 'Oh, you look like Shia LaBeouf, that's cute,'" Licato says. "Not like, 'Oh, I want to punch you in the face, you look like Shia LaBeouf.'" (If you'd like, you can watch Shia LaBeouf himself getting pummeled.)

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