Daily Mail has published a video of a San Francisco Library security guard getting attacked by a pit bull after approaching its unresponsive owner to administer Narcan as overdoses and crimes surge out of control in San Francisco. According to the report, the incident happened on Sunday.
Security guards at the city’s Main Library noticed the man slumped over a computer kiosk around 5.40 pm with his dog repeatedly barking beside him. Kate Patterson, a spokesperson for the library, said the dog ‘was not on a leash and was exhibiting aggressive behavior.’
When the guards approached the man to determine if he had overdosed on opioids and needed Narcan, the dog ‘would not let them near him,’ Patterson told KTVU.
Witnesses captured on video the harrowing moment the pit bull lunged at one of the guards, grabbing his arm in its jaws and pulling him to the ground.
As the dog viciously shakes his arm, the guard yells in pain and tries to punch the animal with his free hand. Another guard shoots pepper spray at the dog’s face and beats it with his night stick. A third security guard appears to rush over to help.
‘Hit him, hit him,’ one guard can be heard screaming. The dog’s owner was unresponsive during the attack, until another witness woke him.
‘Once alert, he was able to get control of the dog, who he claimed was a service animal. The patron was uncooperative and argumentative with staff following the incident,’ the library said in a statement to KTVU.
At first, I thought the cop was beating the security guard, but he just has terrible aim. The fact they have security guards at the library tells you how bad things are.
According to the report, the security guard is currently hospitalized with serious injuries. Flip to the next page to watch the video.