San Francisco CA January 6 2019
Police responded to an assault on a security officer in November but was shocked to find that the brutal attack had severely injured the man.
Security officer Dan Jansen was viciously attacked as he put up barricades to block local skateboarders from entering a particular area of the property.
Security footage shows Jansen putting up those barricades to block the skateboarders and they were removing them. As the security officer worked, the group attacked, knocking the 57-year-old to the ground and leaving him unconscious.
Jansen’s family said the blow to the head with a skateboard changed the avid fisherman’s life forever.
He needed emergency brain surgery and is now in a rehab facility where he is learning how to talk and walk again. More than a month since the attack, he still doesn’t recognize loved ones.
“He can’t walk yet, he can feed himself and is starting to brush his teeth, huge accomplishment,” said Amanda.
“He’s conscious now able to have conversations with us,” said Jensen’s niece Amanda Jensen.
Jesse Vieira, 24, is in custody for assault with a deadly weapon after video shows him attacking security guard Dan Jansen on Nov. 25 in the financial district.
Though the family said eight people attacked Jensen, only Vieira is in custody.
Vieira’s attorney said he has the video that will prove he was not the aggressor.
In the meantime, police say that this still an active case and they hope to arrest the other people involved in this terrible assault.