The art gallery owner seen spraying down a homeless woman with water last week in a viral video is facing criminal charges, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said on Wednesday.
Jenkins issued an arrest warrant for Collier Gwin, owner of Foster Gwin Gallery in Jackson Square, who now faces a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly spraying a homeless woman on the sidewalk on Jan. 9.
If found guilty, Gwin could face up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine.
“The alleged battery of an unhoused member of our community is completely unacceptable,” Jenkins said in a statement. “Mr. Gwin will face appropriate consequences for his actions.”
Jenkins added that vandalism at Gwin’s art gallery, which has followed publicity around the incident, is “completely unacceptable and must stop.”