A onesie-wearing reveller had his jaw broken in an unprovoked attack on a night out – after being mistaken for a Power Ranger.
Andy Mulligan, 24, was dressed in a red all-in-one – with a Christmas tree on the front – when he was knocked out outside the Revolution bar in the Electric Press in Leeds city centre.
It later emerged his attacker had confused him with another customer he’d had a scuffle with inside the bar who was dressed up as one of the characters from children’s television show, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Mr Mulligan said: “It was a totally unprovoked attack. I’ve got a friend who knows someone who was knocked out in similar circumstances and they died as a result. He needs locking up.”
Mr Mulligan had been drinking with his rugby team and was standing outside the bar when he was attacked.
“I think he might have shouted ‘Oi!’ but the next thing I knew I’d turned round and he’d smacked me in the face and knocked me out. Apparently he was half way down the street before I hit the ground.”
Mr Mulligan, who works at Asda House in Leeds, went to hospital the next day, when he found out he had broken his jaw. He was on soft foods for several weeks. “The fact that I wasn’t more seriously injured is down to luck more than anything,” he said.
Police have examined CCTV but are still looking for the attacker over the incident, which happened on December 18.
The attacker was described as white, aged in his late twenties to early thirties, about 5ft 10ins tall and of medium to stocky build.
He has brown hair which was longer on top and was wearing a dark red or burgundy long-sleeved top and carrying a jacket. Anyone with information should call West Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.