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SF gallery owner filmed spraying unhoused person with hose arrested, charged with misdemeanor

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SAN FRANCISCO– The owner of a San Francisco art gallery who was filmed hosing down a homeless person last week has been arrested, police say.

The San Francisco Attorney’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Collier Gwin on Wednesday afternoon.

Gwin has been charged with misdemeanor charges for allegedly “deliberately and unlawfully spraying water on and around a homeless woman,” prosecutor Brooke Jenkins tweeted.

She added: “The alleged assault of an unaccommodated member of our community is totally unacceptable. Mr. Gwin will face appropriate consequences for his actions. Likewise, the vandalism at the Foster Gwin gallery is also totally unacceptable and needs to stop – two wrongs not. make no right.”

If convicted, Gwin faces up to six months in prison and a $2,000 fine.

Our sister station in San Francisco reached out to Gwin and he responded late Sunday night with an apology, which can be seen in the player below.

VIDEO: SF art gallery owner apologizes after viral video shows him spraying unaccommodated person with water hose

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