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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.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago

    Cool! Good job, civilian assistant!. Maybe it gave the LEOs a little encouragement to know there are people out there yet who will help them.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    This is without a doubt the worst video of an altercation ever filmed the history filmed altercations. I now feel dumber for having watched this video past the first 15 seconds of the camera man filming his feet and shorts.
    I am totally amazed at the ineptitude of this human being to capture this altercation on video. If the state of California issued a license for ownership of electronic devices, this individual should have his license revoked immediately and indefinitely. However, even worse than the videography skills of the camera man is the individual at the San Francisco Chronicle that deemed this video worthy.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    What is this a beach? Everybody's lying down. Get up, give strikes, and handcuff this fool. Good job to the instructor. Horrible video. Horrible.

  • Dsc00519_max50


    about 4 years ago


    THANK YOU "JJ" Instructor for having the decency to do your civic duty and assist LEO's who are doing their jobs FOR the scum bags cursing you!!! On a different note: to say this videos "shows" anything is absurd! Other than a whole lot of F-bombs and racial epithets uised toward JJ instructor and LEO (which obviously is not wrong when the public use them at us...there is very little to this video (iPhone guy--learn to hold your phone still and point it in the right direction! :)

  • 1_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Hmm...didn't look like a carotid restraint to me. It looked like the civilian was just controlling the head and shoulders so the officers could get cuffs on.

  • My_car_max50


    about 4 years ago


    How dare the SFPD attempt an interesting physical arrest while this guy was trying to film his Leg & Camo shorts Domumentary.

    "Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting"
    "Thoes kicks were fast as lightining"

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago

    Good job by the instructor for helping out.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    It's San Francisco...the Officers will probably lose their jobs and the instructor will be sued, losing his school. From what the crowd was saying, it sounds like SFPD are not aloud to use the corotid hold...funny how the &*^%bags know the policy and when to hide behind it. Only problem them is, it wasn't a cop using it

  • Lion_cub__masai_mara__kenya_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Ya know what, if your gonna take a video of an incident STOP WITH THE DRUNK CAMERA WORK! either help or record...

  • Avatar_di_max50


    about 4 years ago


    My boa constrictor could shoot better video that this.

  • 3865552356_b034ced2c4_1__max50


    about 4 years ago


    Fantastic job helping out. Our world has become so self-serving that still seeing someone out there who is willing to jump in to help out is refreshing.

  • Prince_hall_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Good Job instructor. Bad job video taking bystander who should have helped rather than take video that was sorry.

  • Img_0933_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Glad the instuctor helped out. Who shot this video a 4 year old? Man it was horrible.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    awesome job, glad no one got hurt!

  • Blade_runner_4_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Thumbs up for the citizen coming to the rescue of the officer. Thumbs down to the people who just stood by and watched, laughed, recorded with their cellphones, etc.

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