A man who coward punched another pub goer after they commented on his shorts was jailed on Tuesday.
Justin Davies, 28, was at a Kinglake pub in August when he struck up a conversation with another man.
When Davies asked the man what he thought of his shorts, the victim gave an honest answer and said he wasn’t ‘a fan’.
Angered by the response, Davies launched a coward punch before leveling the fellow pub-goer with a second shot,7 News reported.
Justin Davies, 28, was jailed for recklessly causing harm after he coward punched another pub goer after he said he ‘was not a fan’ of his shorts
The second punch caused the victim to fall into a cast iron heater before Davies continued on drinking as if nothing had happened.
The injuries sustained by the victim landed him in hospital and Davies was charged with ‘recklessly causing injury.’
Before the CCTV footage was released, Davies attempted to tell police he had been acting in self-defence, but he quickly changed his account after seeing the video.
Davies pleaded guilty this week to four charges of recklessly causing injury.
As a result of Davies violent history, the Magistrate dismissed any suggestion he avoid jail time.
Before the CCTV footage was released Davies attempted to tell police he had been acting in self defence, but he quickly changed his account after seeing the video
The Magistrate said the attack was ‘barbaric’ and ‘sickening’.
Davies’ victim submitted a statement that was read to the court.
‘I was pissed off. I can’t even go to my own local pub and be safe there. A coward punch is disgraceful. I could have been killed,’ the statement read.
Davies was sentenced to six months jail and a 12-month community corrections order to be served after his jail time.
Davies (pictured) was sentenced to six months jail and a 12 month community corrections order to be served after his jail time.