According to a police report, the guard said he used the spray because Wilford balled his fists and "took an aggressive step towards him." [...]
"I thought he (the guard) was the helper, that's why I approached him. But he thought I was the threat," Wilford said Monday. [...]
Afterward, the heckler walked away and a YouTube video shows that the guard held and eventually handcuffed Wilford, about the time police showed up. A Seattle police officer shouted at a few of the onlookers to stay back as the guard escorted Wilford into Westlake Mall. Demonstrators shouted, "You pepper-sprayed the wrong guy" and similar comments.
This is in Seattle, not Ferguson. Yes, yes, it's all a misunderstanding. One that keeps happening over and over.