An Oompa Loompa attack has prompted a police hunt in Norwich, Norfolk. The bizarre incident in the United Kingdom took place as a 28-year-old man was leaving a kebab shop late last week.
According to a Dec. 31, 2012 report by The Daily Mail, the strange crime happened on Thursday. It was approximately 3:20 a.m. when the unidentified man encountered three men and a woman. Two of the men were dressed as Oompa Loompas, the beloved fictional characters from the children's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl and the two movies that were subsequently made based on that book. The two men dressed as Oompa Loompas attacked the man while the other man and woman stood by. He suffered two black eyes as well as cuts and bruises to his face.
The Oompa Loompa attackers even sported the same dyed green hair and painted orange faces as the fictional characters from the book and films. One of the costumed characters pushed the victim to the ground. The victim was struck in the head. When he tried to get to his feet, he was hit on the head again.
Police do not have any suspects or leads in this unusual but serious crime. They are seeking tips, and any witnesses may come forward anonymously at PC Hollie Fisher at Bethel Street police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.