Tradie coward punched security guard for throwing friend out of club
Violent moment a man celebrating his 21st birthday LOSES IT and coward punches a security guard who threw his friend out of the party
- Tradie filmed coward punching security guard after friend kicked out of club
- Luke Anthony Billett captured on CCTV at Palm Beach Currumbin Sports Club
- Video was played in court showing Billett throwing beer at a security guard
Published: 02:57, 30 April 2022 | Updated: 02:57, 30 April 2022
A tradie has been filmed coward punching a security guard after he threw his friend out of a club during his 21st birthday celebration.
The video was played in Southport Magistrates Court on Friday after Billett pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm while in company.
CCTV footage captured Luke Anthony Billett (pictured, wearing dark jacket at the top of the stairs) exchanging a series of blows at the Palm Beach Currumbin Sports Club, on the Gold Coast, at 10.30pm on July 30
The video was played in Southport Magistrates Court on Friday after Billett pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm while in company
Billett was seen in the footage walking with a group of friends and following two security staff down the stairs as they escorted his friend off the premises.
He then throws his beer at security before repeatedly punching one of the guards in the back of the head.
He pulls him up against a wall before placing him into a headlock.
Magistrate Gary Finger condemned Billet for acting like a ‘thug’ and said his parents must be ‘so proud’, Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
‘You acted like a thug, nothing more, nothing less,’ he said.
‘(Your parents) paid no doubt for your 21st birthday party and hired out the club and here you are getting arrested by the police… gee, they would have been proud of you.’
Defence lawyer Johnathan Nyst claimed his client was intoxicated and had a ‘vague’ memory of the night.
Defence lawyer Johnathan Nyst claimed his client was intoxicated and had a ‘vague’ memory of the night
‘He does recall he was quite upset when one of his friends was asked to leave,’ he said.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Dave Shelton said Billett had hired out the venue to celebrate his 21st birthday.
Billett was fined £1,500 and ordered to pay £500 in compensation.
No conviction was recorded.
Mr Nyst told reporters as he left the courtroom that his client was remorseful about his actions.
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