A man who dared to leave the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle club has been captured on video being beaten half-to-death in front of stunned co-workers.
Vincent Meyer – the son of feared former sergeant-at-arms Norm Meyer – donned a bucket hat to attack his one-time bikie buddy as he arrived to work at a smash repair shop in Collingwood – in Melbourne’s inner east.
The sheer brutality of the attack was captured on CCTV cameras positioned at Smash Masters Collision Repair on Johnson Street.
Vincent Meyer -(left) and dad Norm, who was a feared sergeant-at-arms at the Williamstown chapter of the Comancheros
Vincent Meyer and dad Norm, who flew in from New Zealand to support his son. Both were loud and proud members of the Comancheros
The footage shows Meyer, dressed in black, enter the shop with co-offender Hawre Sherwani.
Their target drops to the ground in a flurry of punches where the men can be seen kicking and stomping on their motionless victim.
Colleagues of the victim can be seen staring in stunned silence as their mate lay bloody and broken on the ground.
The savage attack, which happened in July 2014, lasted for about 45 seconds before the thugs took off.
The man suffered fractures to both arms, each of which required surgery to insert plates, and head and facial injuries.
Meyer and Sherwani were identified by finger prints they left on the white Hyundai their victim had fallen under.
When police searched Meyer’s home, they found his black bucket hat, white runners and a vest revealing him to be a fully patched member of the Comancheros.
In July 2016, Sherwani was sentenced in the County Court of Victoria to six years imprisonment with a non-parole period of four years upon pleading guilty to one charge of recklessly causing serious injury.
Meyer dragged out the process for another year by planning to take the matter to trial before agreeing to plead guilty to intentionally causing serious injury with gross violence.
Vincent Meyer – dressed in black – stomps on his helpless victim. Meyer and his thug mate left finger prints on the white car pictured, which led to their arrest
Vincent and Norm Meyer in happier times. Norm is now on crutches and lives in New Zealand after the Williamstown chapter was closed. His boss Faafatia Faaloia copped a bullet in his back
Vincent Meyer went on the run after claiming his sick daughter needed an operation. He ditched Australia with a phoney passport but was picked-up entering New Zealand with the same dodgy document
The charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail.
Just before his pre-sentence hearing in July 2017, Meyer was granted an extension of bail after he cocked-up a story about having a sick daughter that needed surgery.
He failed to appear the next day and fled the country on a false passport to the United Kingdom.
Victoria Police got lucky when he turned up in New Zealand on the same dodgy passport in June last year.
This time his bogus passport was identified and Meyer was locked up.
Meyer pleaded guilty in the Manukau District Court in New Zealand to one charge of possessing a false New Zealand passport.
On September 12 he was sentenced to 18 months in jail.
Meyer tried to appeal the sentence but it was dismissed in December and he was extradited to Australia in April.
The cocky crook immediately applied for bail again, but it was wisely refused.
It is not the first time Meyer has faced court over acts of violence.
In July 2013 he was sentenced in the County Court to 20 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to one charge of conspiracy to commit intentionally causing serious injury.
Just a year earlier, he was convicted and fined $2000 in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for unlawful assault and using threatening words in a public place.
The attack at the Collingwood smash repairs business saw police carry out raids at Comanchero club houses in South Melbourne and Williamstown, where Meyer’s dad was a feared enforcer.
Norm Meyer appeared in court on crutches on Monday to support his son.
Norm Meyer appeared in court on crutches. He had just flown in from New Zealand. Meyer had been a feared enforcer in Melbourne not so long ago until his president was shot
Vincent (left) and Norm Meyer were reunited in Melbourne this week. Meyer was chained behind the prison dock and is looking at years behind bars before being booted from Australia
Vincent Meyer dished out a savage beating on a man who left his outlaw motorcycle club
He had flown into Melbourne that morning from New Zealand, where he now lives.
His son is expected to be deported to New Zealand upon carrying out his sentence in Victoria.
Norm Meyer was once a high-profile figure in Melbourne’s building industry, and was once caught on video trying to collect a debt while wearing bikie colours.
It remains unclear why his son carried out the attack on the former member, but it was likely to do with him failing to pay his dues.
The victim told police it had been a ‘payback’ attack.
Bikie clubs are known to charge exiting members a $10,000 fee or alternatively they can hand over their patch and motorbike.
Failure to do so often ends in serious reprisals.