San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer was captured on video knocking his wife, Pamela, to the ground at a San Francisco public park Friday.
The video shows Baer standing over his wife as she sits in a chair with a notepad and cellphone in hand. The Giants president then grabs Pamela's wrist in an apparent attempt to grab one of the items. "Oh my God, no, help!" the woman screams as she is dragged to the ground, refusing to let go of the phone and paper.
"They sat down and started having an argument," a witness told the Chronicle. "I'm suspicious. I know this guy from somewhere and another guy said: 'That’s Larry Baer!' [...] He knocks her down off her chair and gets on top of her and puts his hands on her. She was screaming for help. She seemed pretty terrified."
The anonymous bystander who recorded the incident told TMZ he eventually stepped in to break up the altercation; his claim was confirmed by another witness.
"My wife and I had an unfortunate public argument related to a family member and she had an injured foot and she fell off her chair in the course of the argument," Baer told the Chronicle reporter Evan Sernoffsky. "The matter is resolved. It was a squabble over a cellphone. Obviously it's embarrassing."
Police arrived at the scene shortly after, but it's unclear if Baer or his wife have made contact with authorities.
"We were having a family fight about someone in my family and that's it," Pamela told TMZ.
Baer has been a part of the Giants organization for nearly four decades. The 61-year-old was named the team's chief operating officer in 1996, team president in 2008, and became CEO in 2012, replacing Bill Neukom.
Baer and Pamela married in 1990 and have four children together.