Apparently this is a thing- there is an article about it. But I'm an American, so I am going to express my opinion about the subject without reading the article that it is based on. It's good to be an American.
Cop: what did the men look like? Man: well they were short and had green hair and faces painted orange! Cop: so you were assaulted by Oompa Loompas? Man: yes! This is a hypothetical conversation that could've arose when the victim of a random attack was being questioned by authorities.