A man who allegedly endangered the life of a person he attacked, after stealing from a Thai restaurant in the centre of Geraldton, has been denied bail by a Geraldton magistrate. Glen Brett Calyun and a co-accused are alleged to have attacked a person as they were laying down on the ground, kicking and punching the alleged victim and causing their head to fling back and hit a wall. The Geraldton Magistrate Court was told on February 23 the attack was alleged to have happened about 2.15am on February 18 near the Geraldton Hotel, where the victim was lying down, either asleep or intoxicated. The two had been walking away from a restaurant, The Lemon Grass, which they had allegedly broken into and stole a money box, bag of money and soft drinks worth $138. Footage of the attack was captured, and police were awaiting possible forensic evidence, police prosecutor Sergeant Ross Gray said. Mr Calyun has pleaded not guilty to the charges of aggravated burglary, stealing and endangering the life, health or safety of a person. His lawyer Georgia Keysers asked Magistrate Mark Millington to grant the 19-year-old bail, so he could attend his grandmother’s funeral. Ms Keysers said Mr Calyun had acted in self-defence, although after viewing CCTV footage of the event she said that was inconsistent with the footage. Sgt Gray opposed bail, stating Mr Calyun was a threat to the public’s safety and claiming police had a strong case against him. “If police had not been made aware, it could have been another funeral,” he said. “We need to protect the community your honour.” Mr Calyun is currently on suspended terms of imprisonment for four counts of burglary and two counts of attempted burglary, and Sgt Gray said it was likely he would receive a term of imprisonment if found guilty. Mr Millington said he understood the importance of the funeral, but was not convinced there were any bail conditions which could alleviate his concerns. The magistrate said the attack, whether committed by Mr Calyun or not, was “vicious, dangerous and cowardly”. Mr Calyun will next appear in court on March 30.