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Boss of hoon Mitchell McCullagh tells Neil Mitchell he’s been ‘hung out to dry’

A man who works with the hoon brought to tears after being told his car would be crushed says he’s been hung out to dry.

Mitchell McCullagh was pictured on the front page of the Herald Sun in tears.

Chris, 67, is currently supervising Mr McCullagh at work and questioned whether the punishment was too harsh.

He said everyone made mistakes.

‘He’s come from a pretty ordinary background, I’m not saying that’s an excuse,’ he told Neil Mitchell.

‘I just think we’ve got to look after our kids sometimes.

‘He’s certainly learned from it, there’s no doubt about that.’

Mr McCullagh still owes $26,000 on the car.

‘How does he come back from that?’ Chris said.

Click PLAY below to hear Chris launch his passionate defence