Shia LaBeouf has a face that many, many people would love to punch. That's no excuse for what happened here, but I can understand.

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Mario Licato of Brooklyn, New York was getting off the subway in Manhattan on Saturday night, when a guy ran up to him and punched him in the left eye. Then he yelled, "This is because you look exactly like Shia LaBeouf!"

It's true: Mario does look like Shia LaBeouf. He says people have pointed out the resemblance many times. "I've been stopped on the street at least 10 times in my life."

Mario Licato

The guy who punched him was in his mid 20s, around six feet tall and muscular. The cops are pulling some surveillance videos to try to track him down. Mario wound up not needing stitches, but he's still got a massive black eye.

Given how attention-hungry the real Shia is these days, we're thinking it's a matter of time before he reaches out to this guy for some weird project.

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