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Police: 'Spongebob Squarepants' involved in fight at spring carnival

Is Spongebob Squarepants a lover or a fighter?

If you guessed lover, you’re wrong, at least not the one that was in Columbus last weekend.

If you’re a young Spongebob Squarepants fan, chances are you won’t be thrilled with this news.

Police say a man dressed as Spongebob Squarepants was engaged in a Saturday night fight with another individual at the annual Spring Fling fair in the Columbus Civic Center’s parking lot.

Around 10:30 p.m., police were called to the fair about a man dressed as the cartoon character that is known for his lovable personality. The caller said he was “possibly looking for a fight.”

When officials arrived on the scene, they witnessed “Spongebob” involved in a fight with another individual, Sgt. Anthony Locey said.

Just as Columbus authorities began to stop the fight, Anthony Gilliam, who was not Spongebob, allegedly stepped in and swung at one of the people involved in the fight, Locey testified in Recorder’s Court Monday morning.

Locey didn’t mention what sparked the fight involving one of the most beloved cartoon characters, but we’re sure it was an upsetting event for any children who witnessed it.

Gilliam pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. He was given 30 days in the Muscogee County Jail suspended upon the payment of $250.

It’s unclear if Spongebob faces any charges or if he’ll continue living in a pineapple under the sea.

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