Unfortunately, this is not one of Shia’s performance art pieces.
Just ask Mario Licato — a New York City man who got punched in the face while using the subway all because he looks like the former Disney actor!
Apparently, the 26-year-old was at the Essex and Delancey subway stop on Saturday night when a stranger walked up to him and punched his left eye before saying, “This happened because you look exactly like Shia LaBeouf.”
So not only did this random man attack someone for an idiotic reason like hating a celeb… he even acknowledged that he knew Mario wasn’t even the real Shia!
Luckily, Mario isn’t looking to get even stevens with his aggressor, because he actually took the whole ordeal as a compliment, saying:
I wanna thank the guy who randomly decided he needed to hit me last night. “this happened bc you look exactly like Shia labeouf”. Well sir you boosted my self esteem bc he’s p hot. ├ó┼ô┼Æ├░┼╕┬Å┬╗├»┬╕┬ÅA photo posted by Mario Licato (@mariolicato) on Apr 24, 2016 at 7:28pm PDT
We agree. He is p hot!
On a serious note: Violence is never the answer, and we hope Mario’s attacker is brought to justice.
Stay safe out there, Christy Carlson Romano wannabes!