03/15/2013 02:14 pm ET Updated Mar 15, 2013

Human 'Statue' Punches Man Who Harasses Him In Australia (VIDEO)

This human "statue" really sprang to life when a jerk pestered him.

In the video above, a fellow apparently bent on mischief approaches the silver-painted cowboy "statue" and proceeds to harass him, despite the urging of one onlooker to lay off.

But the wet willy and face rub were apparently too much for our stoic street performer, and after a few moments, he delivers a gorgeous right cross to his tormentor's face.

The best part? The pugilistic cowpoke reverts to statue mode immediately afterward.

The description of the video, which was posted to YouTube by user "oathyRICH" on Friday, states the incident happened at Surfers Paradise on Australia's Gold Coast.

According to, the area "is cradle and showroom to the Gold Coast's finest busking and street performance talent and the epicentre of southeast Queensland's street performance culture."

(h/t MSN)