A man in Norfolk, England, was reportedly attacked last week by a pair of Oompa Loompas.
According to WTVR.com, the 28-year-old man was assaulted in a city center by four individuals—two of whom had been dressed up as the orange-skinned characters made famous in Roald Dahl’s children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
The man reportedly “suffered cuts to his face, nose and lip, as well as two black eyes” after being confronted by the group last Thursday.
The Guardian reports that the two Oompa Loompas, believed to be men, were accompanied by a woman and a man “not wearing fancy dress.”
Police say that the costumed men had “painted orange faces and dyed green hair.” They were said to have also been wearing “hooped tops.”
“One of the males in the group...pushed the victim to the floor before he got up,” a spokesman for Norfolk police said, according to Sky News. “He was then hit on the head, fell to the floor and hit again.”
Police are currently searching for the perpetrators.
A spokesman said: ‘Perhaps they were taking part in a Christmas event. They may have been at a fancy dress party.
‘It is possible it is captured on CCTV but we are still looking for images.’
It is not the first time that Oompa-Loompas have had a brush with the law.
A man dressed as one of the characters was allegedly involved in a brawl during a fancy dress evening at a Welcome Family holiday park in Dawlish, Devon, in May 2009.
Other characters involved included a Spiderman and even Tinky Winky - the largest of the Teletubbies - best known for his size and red handbag.