Human statue punches pesky tourist in Australia - video
Man left with bloody mouth after violent encounter with performer on Gold Coast
A PESKY TOURIST was left with a "bloody mouth" after a violent encounter with a human statue dressed as a cowboy on Australia's Gold Coast.
The tattooed man was videoed taunting the street performer by fiddling with his hat and putting his finger in his ear. The human statue then broke character to punch the pest in the mouth in footage (below) which has now been seen by more than five million people.
Richy Choeun, who put the encounter on YouTube, told Australian website Ninemsn the man was left with a "bloody mouth" after the fracas. "I was at the scene with my family recording the footage when this guy approaches the street performer and starts harassing him," he said. "Afterwards he walked away to his friends with a bloody mouth".
For many of those commenting on the footage on YouTube, the man was right to lash out at his tattooed tormentor. Darshik Kumar, a shopkeeper who works near the scene on Cavill Avenue, thought it was a reasonable reaction. "I've never seen him retaliate before, that's not normally like him. I think I would have done the same if I were pushed that far," he said.