A Mt Warrigal man has faced court over his alleged involvement in a violent, day-time confrontation caught on dash cam.
Police will allege Jaydan Clifford Camara,19, and two other men became involved in a heated melee with a man and his brother-in-law on a Cringila street last Friday in which punches were thrown, vile threats were made and a knife was drawn.
Court documents said the victim was driving his vehicle along Lake Avenue about 1.40pm when he saw the road was blocked ahead by two people on unregistered motorbikes, who were standing next to Camara and a parked car.
The driver beeped his horn in an attempt to move the riders and was able to drive around them, however it is alleged Camara spat at the vehicle as it drove past.
It is alleged the two riders then got on their motorbikes and rode after the car, overtaking it and waving their arms at the victim and his passengers, which included his wife, 11-month old baby and brother-in-law.
The driver stuck his finger up at the two bike riders.
Moments later, the driver pulled up near the house he was intending to visit. The motorbike riders stopped, as did another vehicle, which was being driven by Camara.
"Why did you stick your finger up at us?" Camara allegedly asked the driver.
"Why did you spit on my car?" the man shot back.
It is alleged one of Camara's co-accused then produced a flick knife and said "do you want to get stabbed in the f--king throat?"
The victims later told police Camara began "dancing all over the place with his fists out in front of his body", asking if they wanted to fight.
It is alleged the two groups then became involved in a violent scuffle.
Meanwhile, the victim's wife got out of the car and yelled "f--k off, I've called the police", prompting Camara and his associates to flee.
Police were able to identify Camara and one of his co-accused via the dash cam footage and the pair was arrested on Sunday during a car stop at Windang.
Camara admitted he'd been smoking cannabis "all day" before his arrest. He promptly fell asleep in the police cells, court documents said.
When he eventually woke up, Camara was charged with affray and assault.
In court on Monday, defence lawyer Ron Davis said Camara disagreed with the police facts and would defend the charges.
"He says hostilities went both ways," Mr Davis said.
Magistrate Roger Clisdell agreed to release Camara on strict bail with conditions that include a nighttime curfew, daily reporting to police, a ban on using unprescribed drugs or alcohol and a $1,000 surety.
The case returns to court on October 28.