When I was on jury service, the guy who claimed to have been wronged by the yob was doing okay up to the part where he started re-enacting the struggle like an 8 year old. I suspect that's why we, possibly incorrectly, found the yob not guilty.
It was sort of "I'd give him a thick ear as well" in the debate we had.
There's always someone on a jury that thinks the accused must be guilty by default in my experience. Twice I was called for service and every jury had at least one. One woman thought the innocent party should also be guilty of dangerous driving if the other guy was. Oh fear.