Hulk Smash! Man in fancy dress costume attacked drinker in Plymouth pub
A MAN dressed as The Incredible Hulk attacked a drinker in a bar-room brawl, a court heard.
Upset Reece Gilmore, aged 22, was clad as the super-strong green monster when he punched the man to the floor in retaliation for an earlier alleged attack, Plymouth magistrates were told.
Gilmore and his friends left the scene but police given his distinctive description managed to track him down nearby.
Gilmore, of Randolph Close, Crownhill, admitted assaulting Aaron Blundell by beating in Walkabout in Union Street on July 8.
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Luke Harvey, aged 29, also admitted assaulting Ben Foot by beating in the same incident.
The court was not told why Gilmore was dressed up or whether any of his friends were similarly clad.
The Incredible Hulk is a television and film character based on a comic superhero. Scientist Bruce Banner transforms into the angry green monster to wreak revenge on those who do him wrong.
Gareth Warden, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said Mr Blundell was punched to the floor by a man dressed as The Incredible Hulk at about 3.15am at the bar in Walkabout.
He added Mr Foot, standing nearby, said he was then punched by an unidentified man.
Mr Warden added a third person, Harvey, then hit Mr Foot.
He added that door staff threw out Gilmore and Harvey but told police to look out for a man dressed as The Incredible Hulk.
Mr Warden said Mr Foot was left with a red and swollen left eye and bruising to his arm.
He added Mr Blundell had a cut to the left eye and cheek and some swelling.
Ken Papenfus, representing both men, said they had been the victims of a 'totally unprovoked' attack earlier that night in a different nightclub.
He said: "It does not excuse them but without this earlier incident this would not have happened. They were friends enjoying themselves when a group of young men came across the dance floor and started throwing punches wildly."
Mr Papenfus said Gilmore and Harvey blamed Mr Blundell's and Mr Foot's group for the attack.
The court heard Gilmore is a gas fitter and Harvey is a plumber.
Magistrates gave both 12-month community orders with 80 hours of unpaid work each. Gilmore must pay his victim £150 in compensation and £85 costs.
Harvey must pay £100 compensation and £50 towards costs.
Gilmore was handed a 12-month Drinking Banning Order barring him from licensed premises in the Union Street area. Harvey was handed a similar order for six months.