One of the two men who is being hunted by police for callously attacking a homeless man has turned himself in.
Adrian Galloway shared a number of videos defending his decision to bash a homeless man while he was trying to sleep, record it, and post it to social media.
The 22-year-old handed himself into Geelong police station with his mother and girlfriend, where he was charged with assault and ordered to face court.
His co-accused, Shayne Lamb, did not join him, and could not be located at his property, with a woman’s voice inside the home shouting expletives at the 7News crew.
Galloway, however, was snapped out the front of his home, where he shoved a woman out of the way of the camera and was aggressive with crew, telling them he’d ‘knock out his haters’.
He went on to apologise for his actions, and admitted he crossed a line when he and his friend attacked the sleeping man.
The two thugs boasted about the attack on social media, before footage went viral and the pair began copping criticism, and threats from vigilantes.
In vile footage shared on Facebook, the two young men record themselves in the dark, before turning the camera on a sleeping homeless man, who appears curled up on the stone footpath in Geelong, attempting to keep warm.
Galloway slurs his words as he describes himself as ‘drug-f**ked’ to the camera, before repeatedly kicking and punching the defenceless man.
The victim attempted to protect his head as the attacker repeatedly screams abuse at him.
‘Get the f**k up. I’m going to punch the f**k out of you,’ he was heard shouting.
The homeless man, identified only as Scott, chose not to press charges against the two attackers, but police have proceeded with charges on his behalf due to the severity of the attacks.
He has lived on the streets of Geelong for 10 years, and said random attacks like the most recent one are not out of the ordinary.
He told the Geelong Advertiser he didn’t know what made them approach him and decide to attack him.
‘It doesn’t matter…I gave a statement of no complaint (to police),’ he said.
Superintendent Craig Gillard said ‘police are appalled at this behaviour and violent assault. [We] commit to ensuring the offenders are held accountable for their actions,’
The pair appeared unrepentant in footage from after the incident obtained by 7News, where Galloway recorded himself insisting he’d done nothing wrong.
‘We’re not in the wrong here. We were defending ourselves, we tried letting it go and we wouldn’t normally do that but he pushed us,’ he said in a selfie-style recorded video message.
‘For those of you who called me an ice junkie, f**k you. I’m not an ice junkie, I pop pills, mate.’
Galloway is expected to face court on the 17th of October, while his friend Shayne Lamb is still wanted by police.