Police say two young men have been charged in connection with an assault of a homeless man after videos of the attacks were posted on YouTube.

The videos, which have since been taken down, show a young man walking into a wooded area in Wall Township.

The cameraman asks him what he's about to do.

"About to go beat up this bum," he says in the video.

Then in the video, a man who police later identified as homeless, is seen being tackled, punched, pushed, kicked and kneed by the young man.

"Just dive on him! Dive on him!" the cameraman says.

The two then say they are going to steal the homeless man's bike.

"No, I need my bike!" the victim says back.

Smiling at the camera, the young man is seen running off with the bike as the cameraman says "Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or whatever the (expletive) you are."

A second video posted on YouTube, which has also been removed, seems to show a different attack in which the same man is seen punching, kicking and knocking the same homeless man to the ground.

The video shows the homeless man as he slowly gets up with a bloody nose, struggling to regain balance.

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An image of the victim taken from YouTube video of a Wall homeless man who was allegedly beaten up by Taylor Giresi and a 17-year-old accomplice
"Oh, my God, you're bleeding!" says the cameraman. "We didn't mean to do that. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. Wipe off the blood."

The video then shows the young man go to hug the homeless man but then knees him in the stomach.

That's when the victim screams and the two decide to leave.

"Alright, he's screaming, he's drawing attention. We're out," one of them says.

But not before the young man is seen running up and kicking the victim in the head.

"You gave him the big boot!" the cameraman says. "The big boot!"

In a statement on its website, Wall Township police say they became aware of the video on Sunday and said an investigation determined that the victim is a Wall resident "who often finds himself homeless."

"The video showed that the subjects involved took advantage of the victim's unfortunate circumstance and targeted him on two separate occasions due to his financially destitute situation," said police in the statement.

Police say the were later able to identify the two suspects involved and arrested 20-year-old Taylor Giresi of Lake Como and a 17-year-old who they say was the cameraman.

Giresi is charged with aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit assault while the teen is charged with conspiracy.

Giresi was jailed on $60,000 bail. The 17-year-old was released to his parents.