“Maybe splashing water on her wasn’t the answer, but it was something that woke her up and calmed her down,” said the man who owns an art gallery in San Francisco’s Financial District.
“I’m just sorry The way I tried to help her went nowhere.” For example, Collier supported Gwin, the owner of a San Francisco art gallery, in the center of an absurd episode in front of his shop when he supported his action with a hose literally flooded a homeless woman with water standing on the sidewalk.
A gesture that could cost the man dearly, as he was arrested for assault following the social filing and thousands of online complaints. A crime that could see him face six months in prison if convicted, in addition to paying a two thousand dollar fine.
The decision was announced by the San Francisco District Attorney, who released a statement saying a warrant for his arrest had been issued after the Video posted on social media The media asked investigators to locate and identify the gallery owner.
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“The assault on a homeless person in our community is totally unacceptable,” said San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, referring to the footage. Jenkins also revealed that the victim did not file a complaint against the store owner, but instead acted on his own initiative .
The arrest took place on Wednesday The night after, Gwin continued to publicly defend his actions. “Maybe spraying them with water wasn’t the best solution, but watering them down was something that woke them up and calmed them down,” he said.
Gwin said he had been trying to help the homeless woman for the past few days, adding that before the accident he had allowed her to remain on the sidewalk for days and also called government services to help her.
“I told her she had to move because she couldn’t clean the street but she started screaming martial things, spitting, yelling at me… at that point she was out of control and I decided to hose her down,” Gwin said.