In today’s news that sounds completely made up, a guy literally got sucker punched in a subway staircase just because he looks like Shia LaBeouf. Mario Licato was minding his own business walking up the stairs when a guy came up to him and punched him in the face. He flew down the stairs, and the guy yelled, “This is because you look exactly like Shia LaBeouf.” Mario briefly went unconscious, but he’s fine now.
In the age of Donald Trump rallies, it doesn’t take much to get punched, but this is a whole new level. Mario is clearly very chill, and he posted a selfie on Instagram thanking the guy who punched him for the Shia comparison, “bc he’s p hot.” Hopefully your face heals Mario, because we’d hate for the world to lose a Shia LaBeouf lookalike.
Shia himself hasn’t commented on this, but we have a feeling he’s creepy smiling from under a paper bag somewhere.