According to The Cut, some guy attacked a man named Mario Licato in a New York subway station merely because Licato's face resembles the visage of infuriating actor Shia LaBeouf. The punch ended up throwing Licato down a set of stairs and knocking him unconscious, effectively ruining his day.
"I was so confused," Licato told Gothamist. "I was even more confused because I got up and I was like, am I crazy or did I hear him say, 'This is because you look like Shia LaBeouf?;" A nearby couple confirmed that yes, his attacker felt Licato looked like Shia LaBeouf.
This story gets even weirder: Licato doesn't look that much like Shia LaBeouf.
Sure, in this close-up of his messed up face he does, because scruffy beard:
In other photos, there's sort of a resemblance:
If anything, Licato is more Charlie from Girls than Sam from Transformers. Licato, though, insists that LaBeouf is his doppelgänger. He said he's been told "so many times" that he looks like actor/artist and has even been stopped in the street "at least 10 times." OK fine, Licato can claim LaBeouf as his celebrity look-a-like.