Shortly after getting into a social media spat with a puppet named Chester Missing, Hofmeyr was seen arguing with a stuffed toy in a Boksburg branch of Toys is Us.
Toy is Us manager Specky Spoegmasjien said he had heard a loud commotion coming from the back of his store on Thursday afternoon.
“It is craziness what I hearing. I was unpacking a box of catties [hand-operated catapults] when crazy noises coming from my shop. My shelves collapse. My customers shout. I grabbed a catty and two marbles for safeness [safety] and run to see,” said a still shaken Spoegmasjien.
When Spoegmasjien went to investigate, he found Hofmeyr calling one of his stuffed toys ‘an idiotic golliwog with no future’.
Spoegmasjien said he also heard Hofmeyr blaming the stuffed toy for apartheid.
Spoegmasjien said he had to call one of his female staff members, Lana ’16 Valve’ van
Poggenpoel to restrain Hofmeyr.
Hofmeyr was arrested shortly afterwards, and faces the prospect of being banned from all toy stores for up to 10 years.
His legal team has admitted Hofmeyr may need counselling, as he is currently struggling to differentiate between fact and fiction.
The stuffed toy is currently undergoing therapy, and will consider laying charges after consulting with his legal team.