And here it is folks, our first story of the year. And it’s a doozy of a story. “Attention all units! attention all units! Please be on the lookout for a little man with green hair, orange face, a little porty with curled up shoes… that is all.”
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” and the famed Gene Wilder film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” originally released in 1971.
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.
- ‘Oompa-Loompas’ sought over city assault (guardian.co.uk)