A San Francisco antiques dealer whose clientele includes big-shot businessmen. actors and athletes was seen in a viral social media video spraying a homeless woman with a water hose.
The disturbing incident was captured on cellphone video by Edson Garcia, owner of Brioche Bakery & Cafe. It showed the man, identified as business owner Collier Gwin, holding the woman down and demanding she “move out.”
“I started recording the guy, and this guy is pouring water on the tree, and then I saw the lady like this, and I was like, ‘Oh no, it’s a lady,'” Garcia told NBC Bay Area.
They’ll take him to a shelter, and they’ll get him out in two days,” he said. “They’ll take him to the hospital. Release him in a day.”
Guin did not tell the station why he sprayed the woman.
Garcia said he knew the woman and that she had always been “very calm.”
“That woman doesn’t go inside the business.
A police spokesman said officers responded to the situation and spoke with Gwynn and the woman.
The incident has been transferred to the police department’s Bureau of Investigation for possible.
San Francisco is in the grip of a homelessness crisis, which has long frustrated residents and business owners. On Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom pledged $750 million to clear the state.
Newsom’s mission to clear the camps has been a hot-button issue. Lawsuit on behalf of
the Coalition for Homelessness and seven people at risk of homelessness. The lawsuit alleges that clearing the camps violated multiple constitutional rights. A judge ruled in favor of the group and temporarily.
Guinn did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The gallery’s website has a message: “This site is currently undergoing scheduled maintenance.
According to a 2018 article in the Nob Hill Gazette, Gwin “specialized. In San Francisco Abstract Expressionist paintings and sculptures from the late 1940s to the late 1960s. His clients
included actor and 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.