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Tin Man assaulted by Scarecrow on Halloween, police allege

On Halloween, South Simcoe police allege a man dressed as the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz was assaulted by a suspect dressed as The Scarecrow, who fled the scene with the Cowardly Lion.

Victim 'didn't have the heart' to press charges, police say

Dressing up as Wizard of Oz characters is fun, as these actors can attest to. But for a group of Ontario friends, their night in character ended with a Scarecrow versus Tin Man scrap and the Cowardly Lion fleeing from police. (Reuters)

On Halloween, South Simcoe police allege a man dressed as the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz was assaulted by a suspect dressed as The Scarecrow, who fled the scene with the Cowardly Lion.

Really.

Police said in a media release officers were called to the Stroud Arena in Innisfil around 1 a.m., where they found the Tin Man being treated by paramedics following a fight.

Three women dressed as, obviously, Dorothy, Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the East, told police that The Scarecrow had punched the Tin Man.

The Tin Man was treated for minor injuries — scratches or a dent, perhaps?

"Turns out the Tin Man didn't have the heart to lay charges against his friend, and refused to tell the officers anything," police said in a news release.

Police believe alcohol was involved.

"Sometimes, our officers see things that are hard to believe."

No kidding.

CBC Toronto has attempted to reach South Simcoe police for more details about the case, though the officer in charge of the investigation was not immediately available.

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