Imagine this – you’re walking down the street when someone kicks the shit out of you for looking like Shia LeBeouf.

In case you haven’t heard, that’s what exactly happened earlier this week to a dude called Mario Licato, 26 – who later posted an image of himself online looking badly beaten (see photo below).

His assailant told him: “This happened because you look exactly like Shia LaBeouf.”

Latest news is the Licato later received a message from the real LaBeouf. Licato said: “It was a pretty long voicemail. He was like ‘Hey this is Shia LeBeouf … I just read an article that you were punched in the face for looking like me?’ And he was like ‘Aw man, that sucks. I’m so sorry.’


Apparently, LaBeouf went onto to say he’d have gladly bought some soup for Licato if he’d have been in town.

Meanwhile, anyone who bears a passing resemblance to the star might wanna get themselves a heavy disguise!

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