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Bus burned, cars flipped after S.F. Giants' World Series win

October 29, 2012 | 11:52 am

A massive street celebration following the San Francisco Giants' World Series victory turned raucous  as late-night crowds overturned two cars, burned a city bus and pelted police with beer bottles, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

More than 10,000 people gathered in the city's Civic Center on Sunday night, and many stormed the street for what police described as "spontaneous celebrations" after the Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers to win their second World Series in three years.

However, as the night wore on, the bulk of Giants fans scattered and a group of rowdy fans began overturning cars, climbing light poles and throwing debris, said Sgt. Michael Andraychak. 

"One car was overturned and set on fire. In another case, folks began to overturn another car and officers were able to intervene," Andraychak said. "One of the city's transit buses was also set on fire."

In all, 36 people were arrested — 23 charged with felonies and 13 for misdemeanors, he said.

Andraychak added that some officers were treated for minor injuries, and police continue to investigate the burning of the city bus.


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