A 36-year-old Cowra man's attempt to impart life advice onto his victim has seen him receive a 12-month community corrections order at Cowra Local Court.
Aidyn Gould of Taragala Street was before the court charged with common assault.
According to police facts around 6pm on May 5, Gould arrived very intoxicated and aggressive at a residence where the victim was residing.
He grabbed the victim, pushed the victim inside pinning the victim to a lounge and telling the victim to, "pull your head in, get your act together."
He then went to leave the residence grabbing the victim's phone and threatened to smash it. The pair were then involved in a wrestle with a witness arriving at the residence.
The witness questioned what was going on before telling Gould to leave.
On May 28, Gould was questioned by police, saying he had no recollection of the incident.
"I don't remember, but if I did go over there it was because (the victim) was free-loading," he said.
At the time of speaking to police Gould was moderately affected by alcohol.
Gould's solicitor said her client had a major problem with alcohol and a community based order would allow him to enter rehabilitation.
The solicitor told the court her client had originally been friends with the victim until some of his property went missing. The solictor said Gould was attempting to address the victim's couch surfing and improve their life.
In sentencing Magistrate Michael O'Brien said the gravity of Gould's situation has spurred him in to action.
Magistrate O'Brien made it a condition of Gould's order that he abstain from illicit drugs, alcohol and satisfactorily complete his rehab program.