Phoenix Jones has posted a fourteen minute video—titled "Phoenix Jones Stops Assault"—on his Facebook page, showing the incident which led to his arrest early Sunday morning.
Phoenix Jones Stops Assault from Ryan McNamee on Vimeo.
The video begins moments before Jones rushes under the viaduct and pepper sprays a group of men and women. The shaky video does not clearly show anyone fighting in the street before Jones' arrival.
The men and women who reported the incident to police told officers they had left a club and were “dancing and having a good time” in the street before Jones approached them.
Following the pepper spraying, the video shows Jones and his crew in an altercation with a woman and several men on the street. Jones flees into a ferry terminal nearby while he waits for police to arrive.
When police arrive on scene, an officer apparently tells Jones "We're about to arrest the whole bunch of you and clean things up. We're tired of this game."
In a (all-caps) statement posted online this morning, Jones said:
MY WIFE AND I HAVE DECIDED TO POST THE VIDEO OF THE RECENT INCIDENT THAT HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS THE VIDEO WILL BE POSTED IN ITS ENTIRETY UNEDITED RAW FOOTAGE THERE WILL BE SCREEN SHOTS TO BETTER VIEW THE CRIME I WITNESSED AND STOPPED ALSO IF YOU KNOW THE PERSON INVOLVED IN THE HIT AND RUN/ATTEMPTED MURDER OF THE MAN I SAVED PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLICE (I HAVE A SCREEN SHOT OF THE LICENSE PLATE AND WILL PROVIDE IT TO THE POLICE ALONG WITH YOUR STATEMENT)
Jones also noted in a post several hours earlier that he "would never assault or hurt another person if they were not causing harm to another human being."
We've contacted Jones' spokesman for comment on the video.