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.