S.F. antiques dealer who was recorded spraying a homeless woman with a water hose is arrested


The Foster Gwynn Gallery remains offline following vandalism and condemnation following the incident.

S.F. antiques dealer who was recorded spraying a homeless woman with a water hose is arrested (1)

A nearby business owner recorded video of Gwin spraying the woman. On the sidewalk outside the Foster Gwin Gallery on Jan. 9.

city social services in the past after the woman became disruptive. Police have not publicly identified the woman.

“Absolutely nothing can be done here. They’re going to take him to a shelter, and they’re going to get him out in two days,” he said at the time. “They’re going to take him to the hospital. They will release him within a day.” The video sparked national controversy and prompted vandalism at the gallery, authorities said. Yelp suspended gallery reviews. The day after the incident as critical reviews poured in

“The alleged battery of a homeless member of our community is completely unacceptable. Mr. Guinn will face the appropriate consequences for his actions.” District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said in a statement on Twitter Wednesday. “Similarly, the vandalism at the Foster Gwynn gallery is completely unacceptable. And must stop – two wrongs don’t make a right.”

Jail records did not list an attorney who could speak for Gwinn Wednesday night. The gallery’s website was inactive, displaying the message. “This site is currently under scheduled maintenance. We’ll be back in a heartbeat!

According to a 2018 article in the Nob Hill Gazette. The gallery “specializes in San Francisco Abstract Expressionist paintings. And sculptures from the late 1940s to the 1960s.” His clients include former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The late banker David Rockefeller; former baseball player Ichiro Suzuki. Gregg Popovich, president and head coach of the San Antonio Spurs; and Joe Lacob. Majority owner of the Golden State Warriors, according to the magazine.

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