Yesterday, NBC Bay Area released footage of an altercation that occurred on November 25 between Dan Jensen, a 57-year-old security guard at San Francisco’s Black Rock, and a group of eight skaters. Jesse Vieira, age 24 and from Stockton Calif., has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly striking Jensen in the head with his skateboard during the skirmish. Jensen sustained serious injuries that resulted in part of his brain and skull being removed.
Vieira’s defense is claiming that Jensen started the fight, and Vieira was acting in self defense. The Pizza skateboards pro got the cover of Thrasher in August with his kickflip 50-50 down the Powell Street Bart rail, which was the ender in GX1000’s Roll Up.
We’ll continue to update as this story unfolds. You can view various news reports about the incident below.