A couple of days ago we brought you a story about a dude who got randomly punched in the face in the street because he looked like Shia LaBeouf. Since then, Shia LaBeouf himself has got in contact with the dude and left him a long voicemail apologising about the incident, even though it wasn’t really anything to do with him. What a guy.
Here’s what Mario Licato had to say about the whole experience:
He [Shia] left me a voicemail yesterday morning, but he left it on my work phone and I don’t even know my work phone number. I’ve been on a shoot so I couldn’t see it. And today he commented on one of my Instagram posts and said, “Hey, I left you a voicemail.” And that’s how I ended up finding out that he left me a voicemail. I looked and was like, ‘Oh shit!’ He left me a voicemail yesterday morning.
It was a pretty long voicemail. He was like, ‘Hey, this is Shia LaBeouf … I just read an article that you were punched in the face because you look like me?’ And he was like, ‘Aw, man. That sucks. I’m so sorry. But I get it. It’s happened to me before.’ And then he was like, ‘I don’t know. I wish I was in New York. I’d come bring you soup.’ He was just like, ‘This sucks. I don’t even know what to say. I’m sorry. People are just crazy. Just because you look like me?’
I was obviously laughing the whole time. And then he was like, “Here’s my phone number. Don’t give it to anybody. Please, please, call me back. Call me back if you want to. We could chat. Let’s giggle over this. Maybe there’s a silver lining in all this. But call me back.” And then he was like, “And once again, this is Shia LaBeouf, the guy you got hit for looking like. And yeah, man, I’m sorry. I’m just really sorry.” And he was like “Keep your head up, G.” And that was it.
Since then the two of them have actually talked to each other but unfortunately Licato wasn’t forthcoming with those details. Would love to have known what they could possibly have discussed via the telephone.
But seriously, what a guy. Love him or hate him you’ve got to admit that it is awesome of Shia to do this. The only slightly creepy thing is that Licato has no idea where he got his phone number from, but I suppose celebrities can get away with anything can’t they?
For more of Shia LaBeouf’s wacky antics, click here.