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Street Performer Punches Guy In Face  
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBr-TkGSIkA

Summary: 'Robotic man' street performer is doing his thing, interacting with tourists or whoever. A man, obviously drunk or stoned, starts interfering and doing annoying things, culminating with the insertion of a wet finger into the performer's ear. Performer then punches man in the face.

Now, I deplore violence, but I can understand how bloody irritating this would be. So, do you think he deserved it? He certainly might think twice about doing something so stupid in future.


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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6465 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2346 times:
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Tough to say. The guy is doing his job and trying to make a decent living. He definitely does not deserve a jerk like that ruining his day (and I don´t think he appears drunk) At the same time, he needs to get a thicker skin. I´m sure street performers get that type of jerks among the public quite often. I think it comes with the territory. I would have stopped my act and warned the guy. Then, if he continues at it, sure, break his jaw.

[Edited 2013-03-16 13:16:41]

User currently offlineRomeoBravo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

Probably not but i still laughed.

User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5599 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Interesting. Here in the US, the drunk appears to be guilty of battery. Now, the question is; is battery a cause for self-defense or an affirmative defense for assault?

Legal bull aside...if someone stuck a saliva-wettened finger in my ear, that person would get hit by me.

[Edited 2013-03-16 13:38:34]


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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2774 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

I absolutely think the guy deserved to be smashed.  

The guy was being an absolute rude punk to him.



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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2738 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

The asshole deserved it. The best part was he never saw it coming. Good for the street performer for sticking up for himself.   

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21798 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

The guy completely deserved it. Not even a question.

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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40029 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

I'm with the robot man!
That punk got what he deserved.



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2450 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

He completely deserved this. Also, it looks more like a slap than a punch.

User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5712 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 9):
Also, it looks more like a slap than a punch.

His fist was closed, it was a punch  



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 9):
Also, it looks more like a slap than a punch.

Actually I thought it sounded like he got a pretty solid connect to the face. In reality, a good solid punch still doesn't sound anything much like it does in the movies.



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User currently offlinebaldwin471 From UK - England, joined Mar 2012, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

It was definitely justified! If I was that bloke i probably would've done more than that to be honest. I can't imagine how much crap he has to put up with from knobs like this bloke.

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Quoting baldwin471 (Reply 12):
I can't imagine how much crap he has to put up with from knobs like this bloke.

Oh yeah, they must take a lot of stick - kind of like the guys dressed up in giant animal suits or whatever at theme parks who have kids stamping on the feet all day long. On the other hand, you must know that you're likely to have to suffer an amount of that when you take the choice to go and perform random things in the street like that.



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User currently offlinebaldwin471 From UK - England, joined Mar 2012, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 13):
Oh yeah, they must take a lot of stick - kind of like the guys dressed up in giant animal suits or whatever at theme parks who have kids stamping on the feet all day long. On the other hand, you must know that you're likely to have to suffer an amount of that when you take the choice to go and perform random things in the street like that.

Fair point. But even still, no-one should have to put up with that, let alone at work!


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Quoting baldwin471 (Reply 14):
But even still, no-one should have to put up with that, let alone at work!

Absolutely, I've no problem with that. It's just that obviously one has to go into these things with one's eyes open, and it would be pretty naive to expect every single person you encounter in the middle of the street to react exactly as you'd like. Nonetheless, I completely agree that the provocateur's behaviour in this instance was completely out of order.



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User currently offlineSmittyOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

Speaking of people getting what they have coming to them...on this one I give you my "closed fist guarantee":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyFwUY5ecOI


User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

The jerk absolutely got what he deserved. Good for you, Robot Man !


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User currently offlineSmittyOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 17):
Good for you, Robot Man !

Extra credit for staying in character...


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 16):
Speaking of people getting what they have coming to them...on this one I give you my "closed fist guarantee":

Wow. He certainly got his comeuppence there. Unbelievable how some idiots like him think they have the right to just go around assaulting people at random.

On another note though, while it was necessary to stop him, you have to be very careful indeed hitting someone with such force that they go out cold. Too many times we have heard instances of people being killed by a single punch, and while it may be relatively rare for that to happen, it would potentially ruin your life to kill someone in such an unintended manner.

I guess a more ideal solution there would be to restrain him and get him locked up, though that of course is much harder than just walloping him.



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2450 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 10):
His fist was closed, it was a punch

Whatever.. he still deserved it 


User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

The guy deserved it, if not a second punch.

What an ass.


User currently offlineSmittyOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 18):
On another note though, while it was necessary to stop him, you have to be very careful indeed hitting someone with such force that they go out cold. Too many times we have heard instances of people being killed by a single punch, and while it may be relatively rare for that to happen, it would potentially ruin your life to kill someone in such an unintended manner.

Absolutely - risky move! But man he teed off like Tiger Woods LOL.


User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1698 times:

Whoops! The video the OP linked to has been removed.

User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3813 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

+1 for the 'had it coming' team.
Be an a$$hole, suffer the consequences... Also known as karma.

Not only he got punched in the face, he is now a world famous idiot. I'm guessing that's not how he wanted his 15 minutes of fame.



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User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

Lucky for him he didn't use that "pistol"! Some folks just don't get it, never mess with a guy carrying a gun.  
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Quoting type-rated (Reply 22):
Whoops! The video the OP linked to has been removed.

Here's the original video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-l2zl85PHs



Quoting francoflier (Reply 23):
+1 for the 'had it coming' team.
Be an a$$hole, suffer the consequences... Also known as karma.

Not only he got punched in the face, he is now a world famous idiot. I'm guessing that's not how he wanted his 15 minutes of fame.

   Indeed a world famous idiot, I saw the video on a recent Jay Leno episode.


User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 25, posted (1 year 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1536 times:
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User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 26, posted (1 year 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Judging by the tat's on the offenders arm, I would say he has a serious lack of judgement going for him. I think he even looked like an idiot! I just wished the performer had smacked him even harder. Yes, he was asking for it.

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