Art gallery owner who drenched homeless woman with a water hose is arrested and charged

The San Francisco gallery owner who was caught on video using a water hose to drench a homeless woman who was sitting outside his business has been arrested and charged, CBS News reports.

Collier Gwin was arrested at his business on Montgomery Street in Jackson Square around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon after the after the San Francisco DA’s Office issued an arrest warrant for misdemeanor battery in connection with the incident.

In a press release, DA Brooke Jenkins said Gwin will be “charged with misdemeanor battery for the alleged intentional and unlawful spraying of water on and around a woman experiencing homelessness on January 9, 2022.”

“What they saw is very regrettable,” Gwin said in an interview earlier this week.

“I feel awful, not just because I want to get out of trouble, or something like that, but because I’d put a tremendous amount of effort into helping this woman on the street.”

“I’m very, very sorry, I’m not going to defend myself, I’m not going to, because I can’t defend that,” he said.

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

Sky Palma

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