NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - A New Yorker says someone sucker-punched him over the weekend simply because he bears an uncanny resemblance to actor Shia LaBeouf.
Mario Licato says he was walking up the stairs at a subway station on the Lower East Side on Saturday when someone barreled down at him, punched him, and yelled "This is because you look exactly like Shia LaBeouf," according to Gothamist.
Licato says he passed out but a couple at the station helped him. The couple said the attacker got on a train and vanished.
Gothamist reported that EMTs and police responded to the station. A police report on the incident says it took place at 8:30 p.m.
Licato posted a photo of his bruised and lacerated eye on Instagram, saying: "I wanna thank the guy who randomly decided he needed to hit me last night."