Surveillance cameras at a casino have captured a scene better suited to an action movie, in which a man attempts to take-on 12 suited security guards.
Presented to Melbourne’s Magistrate Court on Tuesday, the footage shows amateur MMA fighter Hany Sbat punching and shoving a group of guards at Melbourne’s Crown Entertainment Complex in January.
The court heard they had denied Sbat access to the gaming area, at which point he became ‘aggressive and antagonistic’, Fairfax reports.
CCTV footage shows him suddenly breaking free from the group of guards by throwing punches and shoving them, before trying to flee from the scene.
As he is followed by the men, one man is seen falling to the floor as Sbat appears to elbow him in the face and away from him, breaking his nose and cheekbone.
Sbat is eventually cornered by the 12 guards who restrain him.
The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to unlawful assault and recklessly causing injury during his hearing and was fined $2500 for the incident.
Jason Murphy, who has been in the security industry for 27 years and owns his own company, said security guards are often targeted and left fearing for their lives.
‘Every night I go to work is another day closer to when I could possibly die,’ Mr Murphy said.