Police in Friendswood, Texas, said an employee at a local Domino’s snapped at – and even assaulted – a co-worker who revealed a spoiler for “Avengers: Endgame.”
Authorities in Friendswood posted the news to the town’s Facebook page in a “Police Activity Report” posted on Monday, confirming that police responded to the fast-food outlet on Sunday evening after receiving reports of an assault.
“Justin Gregory Surface, 33, of Friendswood, was issued a citation for Assault by Contact after another employee revealed a spoiler about the movie, ‘End Game’ [sic],” the report reads.
A representative for Domino’s was not immediately available to comment on Sunday’s incident, although a local resident who spoke with KTRK called the incident both “hilarious” and “insane.”
“I feel like if they were that into it, they should have pre-ordered tickets,” the woman told the outlet.
The Friendswood Domino’s employee wouldn’t be the first to get in trouble for revealing a spoiler to the blockbuster superhero film. Buffalo Bills running back LeSean “Shady” McCoy got blasted on social media for sharing a tweet containing spoilers about the ending of the film, and a man in China was reportedly beaten after a group of fans overheard him discussing ending to the film as he was leaving a theater.
Weeks ago, “Endgame” directors Joe and Anthony Russo had also issued a lengthy statement on Twitter urging fans to keep the ending a secret, so as not to ruin the end of the film for those who didn’t see the film on opening weekend.
“Because so many of you have invested your time, your hearts, and your souls into these stories, we’re once again asking for your help. When you see ‘Endgame’ in the coming weeks, please don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you,” they wrote, in part, along with a hashtag reading #DontSpoilTheEnding.
“Avengers: Endgame” has already broken multiple box office records after opening last week, including biggest opening weekend, after taking in an estimated $350 million in ticket sales domestically and $1.2 billion globally.
Tyler McCarthy and the Associated Press contributed to this report.