WEIRD NEWS
09/21/2014 02:44 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Group Of 'Where's Waldo?' Characters Spotted Immediately Amid Train Station Brawl

The iconic book series "Where's Waldo?" portrays Waldo as a character with a knack for blending in with the crowd.

It's a skill Waldo's real-life counterparts apparently have yet to learn, as a bachelor party dressed in the character's signature red and white stripes found itself captured on video amid a train-station brawl in Manchester, England. The fight erupted after the characters exchanged choice words with another group of revelers, who were returning from watching a Manchester United soccer game from earlier in the day, reports The Mirror.

While the fight occurred in March 2013, the paper adds, footage of the bizarre fracas didn't appear online until Saturday, following the men's trial in Manchester Crown Court.

In the absurd video, which lasts a little over a minute, one of the Manchester fans appears to start the argument, leaning over the divider between two moving walkways and pushing a Waldo, who responds with his own retaliatory shove. From there, the argument grows more heated, with a second Manchester fan smashing his crutch over the head of a second Waldo, leading to an all-out brawl. Police rush into the scene shortly thereafter.

According to the Manchester Evening News, only one of the Waldo impersonators, Stephen Hargreaves, was found guilty, while all four members of the opposite group, John Eyre, Jack Eyre, Rhys Eyre and Ross Hunter, were charged for their roles in the incident.

As far as sullying childhood heroes goes, this isn't the first event of its kind. At least it wasn't another Santa street fight:

WATCH the "Where's Waldo?" brawl above.

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