You know recession has reached a new low when two Italian plumbers from Brooklyn go to Staten Island to beat a cabbie and steal his cash. That's more or less what happened at this gas station last Halloween.

The two guys, dressed as Mario and Luigi, were in a yellow cab with two other individuals at around 4am. It was then when one of the passengers tried to get his hand into the driver's pocket, who stopped in a gas station at 863 Arthur Kill Road in Great Kills, and asked them to pay and leave.

At that point, Mario and Luigi got out of the car and started to beat the cabbie, perhaps thinking that gold coins were going to jump out of him. Idiots. Everybody knows that only works with bouncy brick blocks. [NY Daily News via Kotaku]

Video editing by Kyle VanHemert.