A New Jersey man captured on video beating a homeless man days before Christmas in 2011 was sentenced to three years in prison this morning.
Authorities say Taylor Giresi was filmed by a teenage friend as he beat David Ivins in Wall Township.
Ivins, who with his thick beard and layers of clothes, was a familiar sight in Wall, Belmar and Lake Como.
The videotape, which was posted on YouTube, showed Giresi punching and kicking Ivins in the face, bloodying his nose, before telling him, "Merry Christmas."
Giresi was sentenced in Monmouth County Friday morning on charges including aggravated assault.