Scooby-Doo was never known as being particularly tough or courageous, but a costume of his likeness just might have saved a young man from real harm.
Les Brown was attending a friend’s birthday party dressed as the broken English-speaking cartoon dog. He was supposed to be something much more impressive, but his original idea fell through and it turned out to be a dressing in disguise.
That night the 29-year-old was attacked by a drunk woman in a Yorksire, UK, bar, and the heavily padded Scooby suit shielded him from her drunken punches.
‘She was punching me in the head and my Scooby Doo outfit protected me from getting hurt more,’ he said. ‘I’m glad I wore the Scooby Doo onesie. It had a biggish head, which probably cushioned the punches.’
That’s the first and last time someone was truly glad they wore a onesie.
The attacker was identified as 40-year-old Sharron Hutchinson, and she was charged with assault and fined for her actions. But the biggest punishment of all is living with the knowledge that she attacked someone in a Scooby-Doo suit.Metro UK]