they're making this too easy
Where's Waldo? Oh, just over there, punching some guy in the face.
A fight erupted last year in England's Piccadilly station between men dressed up for a bachelor party as Where's Waldo's titular character and a group returning from a Manchester United soccer game. The brawl was caught on camera, but the video only came to light this past weekend during their trial at Manchester Crown Court.
Manchester United fans John Eyre, his sons Jack and Rhys, and their friend Ross Hunter found the Where's Waldo group easily, totally defeating the purpose of the costume, the Manchester Evening News reports. For unknown reasons, the two sides began to taunt each other from moving walkways, and then suddenly they were all in the middle of a full blown fight, complete with shoving, punching, and headlocks. At one point, Jack Eyre was said to have been hitting his opponent with a crutch, probably left over from an earlier fight with another cartoon character come to life.
Rhys Eyre, Jack Eyre, John Eyre, and Ross Hunter all admitted to causing an affray, as did a lone Waldo, Stephen Hargreaves. John Eyre said in his defense that he had consumed "a gallon of ale" that day, which did not elicit any sympathy from the court. Watch the strange melee below. --Catherine Garcia