Photo: Jesse Vieira
SAN FRANCISCO – Security guard Dan Jansen still cannot stand up or walk and needs to be helped in and out of bed with a mini-crane. Success for Jansen’s recovery is measured by the fact that he can say a few words, feed himself and brush his teeth.
The Army veteran and producer of a YouTube fishing channel, encountered skateboarders doing their thing in the plaza at 555 California Street on November 25th, 2018. Jansen, doing his job, kicked them out of the plaza.
However, the skaters stayed, so Jansen put up barricades. The skaters knocked them down, prompting an altercation in which Jansen was hit in the head by professional skateboarder Jesse Vieira. Jensen fell to the pavement and his brain began to swell with bleeding.
Thankfully, surveillance cameras caught the attack on Jansen. Upon being admitted to the hospitial, Jansen was initially put into a medically induced coma. In addition, he had a part of his skull removed, and then he lost a portion of the ride side of his brain.
At the initial hearing in early January, the presiding judge ordered Vieira held without bail. His charges are assault with a deadly weapon, assault with force likely to commit great bodily injury, and battery with serious bodily injury.
The judge added that Vieira “chose to interact and assault the victim and then give a statement that he wasn’t involved.”