Russia certainly has been in the news a lot in recent months (many times for the wrong reasons), but this dashcam video might even have Putin, himself, scratching his head in disbelief. According to the Moscow Times, this outrageous case of road rage occured near the city of Chelyabinsk early Saturday morning. The footage shows a driver angrily jump out of his vehicle to confront a nearby minivan, when out from the van emerges a gang of cartoon characters including Mickey Mouse, Spongebob Squarepants, Scrat from "Ice Age" and a Russian character named Luntik. The costumed bandits proceed to beat down the other driver, much to the amusement of the car full of guys behind them who happened to catch theassault on their dashcam.

While funny, a number of viewers are calling their bluff, saying this was a staged stunt.

Watch and be the judge.