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Video: Jiu-Jitsu Teacher Defends Officer from Attacker

Video: Jiu-Jitsu Teacher Defends Officer from Attacker

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San Francisco Examiner via YellowBrix

April 22, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – As The San Francisco Examiner first reported, a jiu-jitsu instructor saved a San Francisco police officer from a pummeling after an alleged incident involving a Muni citation.

Now, there is a video of the event.

Police say that 23-year-old Paris Augusta assaulted a police officer after the cop escorted him off a Muni bus following a routine fare inspection. Augusta allegedly walked away from the officer and a reserve officer, before one of the cops chased after him and placed his hand on Augusta’s shoulder.

Augusta allegedly turned around and punched the officer, police said.

Jiu-jitsu instructor Pedro Arrigoni — who had just finished a class at the AB Mixed Martial Arts Academy at 2975 San Bruno Ave. — said he saw the suspect attack the officer, and that he then rushed out to subdue the man.

The video obtained by The San Francisco Examiner does not show the original alleged attack by the 5-foot-9, 166-pound Augusta, but it does show the response by Arrigoni.

Augusta was taken into custody and he was booked for assault on a police officer and resisting arrest, police said.

WARNING: Video contains graphic language that some viewers may find offensive.


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    foxblood

    over 3 years ago

    396 Comments

    It would kind of been funny to get up and charge the BBJ instructor with an assault right after though. Legally you could get away with it.

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    C_O_D_33

    over 3 years ago

    30 Comments

    Great to see it. well at least the end of it. Something we need to keep in mind when dealing with the general public. If an officer had treated this guy like dirt at some point, (even a stop)the outcome may have been very different. Just remember, It doesn't take much to turn supporters against us. Thanks Pedro

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    foxblood

    over 3 years ago

    396 Comments

    Yes shit video - but I will say BJJ is a VALUABLE ASSET to any LEO - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I'm a blue belt and I've handled situations without causing too much injury to the unruly person. Very effective for detaining someone.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    this video is horrible, cant really see anything

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    jellystonepark64

    over 3 years ago

    100 Comments

    The video bites but other than that the jj had alot of of restraint with using that hold the actor was never knocked out or from what we could see lol it was also nice that he helped the leos I know they appreciated it

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    Laughlin

    over 3 years ago

    6 Comments

    This is seriously the worst captured video on the planet.

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    Canival9885

    over 3 years ago

    380 Comments

    We need more citizens like this who come to the aid of an officer when needed.

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    diss762

    over 3 years ago

    8 Comments

    Apparently SFPD isn't hiring anyone who eats red meat and stands to pee. Seriously, no taser, no strikes, no spray, no baton, no control techniques...really? The two officers involved in this situation should seriously re-evaluate career choices.

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    Quintero

    over 3 years ago

    230 Comments

    iHenry I like ur 'unnecessary noise by mouth' ordinance....Good deal!

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    Bayou_Cop002

    over 3 years ago

    16 Comments

    I applaud the citizen who gets involved. Now the suspect needs 20 years in jail to think about "His Choices".

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    "The San Francisco Examiner slowed the video down" (to try to find the police doing something wrong!) and I'm sure were amazed and disappointed they couldn't find anything. A-holes! Nice crowd, huh. Thanks Pedro, we need more like you.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    I lost IQ points watching this worthless video. Still its cool the citizen gave aid to the police officer(s).

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    motoxcop

    over 3 years ago

    42 Comments

    How hard is it to work a camera phone? What a goof ball. I bet the Jiu-Jitsu Instructor is sitting there wishing the two cops would get out of his way so he could wrap the guy up like a pretzel. hahaha One of the worst videos I have seen, but I am glad the guy stepped in to help out.

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    iHenry

    over 3 years ago

    276 Comments

    They need to arrest the ass that was running his mouth in the background. We have a local ordinance on 'unnecessary noise by mouth'.

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    PCSO_Explorer

    over 3 years ago

    54 Comments

    This is awesome! The guys and girls in SF have it tough (so do all LEO's), nice to see someone helping out even in the face of public ridicule.

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