Minicab driver Rob King, 64, was beaten so badly by teenage thug Damian Lewis, 19, that he was barely recognisable.
Taxipoint reported the assault that saw King viciously punched unconscious during the unprovoked attack in the early hours of July, 1, in Sheerness, Kent.
Lewis was given 120 days in jail, suspended for a year. According to the KentOnline, Lewis will have to wear an electronic tag as part of a 9pm to 6am curfew until September 26 and was ordered to pay Mr King, who has not worked since the attack, £500 compensation
He must also pay £115 victim support, £85 prosecution costs and undertake 200 hours unpaid community work.
The suspended sentence came as a shock to members of King's family considering the brutality of the attack, but because Lewis pleaded guilty, a more lenient punishment was handed down to him at Maidstone Magistrates Court.
King is now left to pick up the pieces while his attacker serves out his punishment.