Salt Lake City restaurateur shoots fire extinguisher in face of man smoking in public 09/24/2019 1:49 pm PDT Comments KSTU By John Franchi, KSTU SALT LAKE CITY (KSTU) -- Video captured outside the Gallivan Center, showing a confrontation between a restaurant owner and a man smoking a cigarette, is going viral. The video shows the restaurateur shooting chemicals from a fire extinguisher in the face of Jon Bird. A lawyer for Bird says her client was volunteering at the Urban Arts Festival when he took a smoke break. “He was where he should be, and he cleared that with security to make sure he was able to smoke there,” said Rakay Michael, Bird's attorney. In the video, the confrontation escalates with a bystander heard asking, “You're really going to spray him with a fire extinguisher?” A few seconds later, after Bird appears to exhale some smoke, the man holding the extinguisher blasts a shot of the chemicals from a few feet away. Salt Lake City Police are investigating and interviewing witnesses. They say it is possible misdemeanor assault charges could be filed. As investigators try to get to the bottom of what happened, Bird has seen a doctor and claims he is feeling the effects of the chemicals. “He is suffering from breathing problems, coughing, his eyes burn, he has constant headaches and we don't know what long term effects are going to be present,” Michael said. MORE: SLC restaurateur shoots fire extinguisher in face of man smoking in public - KSTU #CaughtOnCamera #CaughtOnVideo #KSTU #SaltLakeCity #Utah Related Stories Police: Woman beat parents with mother's cane, oxygen tanks Court sides with Missouri state trooper after handcuffed man drowns Neighbor shoots drunk, armed man at child’s birthday: Police MacKenzie Lueck murder suspect charged in separate sex abuse case Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.