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Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:16 PM

Stay Classy Frisco Fans:

Turns out San Francisco's insurance policy doesn't cover torching of buses - which is why Muni is on the hook for replacing that $700,000 coach that went up in a fireball during the vandalism after the Giants' World Series win.

To add insult, the city had just spent $300,000 refurbishing the bus last year.

Although the bus was a loss, no one got hurt - which was due in no small part to the calm that driver Alan Yam displayed as yahoos descended on his 8X-Bayshore Express coach early last Monday, Muni said.

Passengers told police they realized something was going wrong when they saw a crowd shaking cars all around them at Third and Market streets. Suddenly, they began to feel the bus itself shuddering as the mob descended on it.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Muni-insurance-won-t-replace-torched-bus-4008033.php#ixzz2BOf2yFf5






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Reply Stay Classy Frisco Fans: (Original post)
madinmaryland Nov 2012 OP
Auggie Nov 2012 #1
madinmaryland Nov 2012 #2
El Supremo Nov 2012 #3
madinmaryland Nov 2012 #5
KamaAina Nov 2012 #6
Onceuponalife Nov 2012 #4
KamaAina Nov 2012 #7
Auggie Nov 2012 #8

Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:26 PM

1. Here's one butthead:




From the San Francisco Chronicle, 11-5:

(11-05) 16:53 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- A man accused of smashing a Muni bus windshield during a riot after the San Francisco Giants' World Series sweep pleaded not guilty Monday, but his attorney said he was ashamed of his actions and hoped to make amends.

Gregory Graniss, 22, was charged last week with felony vandalism after a freelance photographer snapped a picture of him about to ram a police street barricade into the front window of an 8X-Bayshore express bus during the early morning of Oct. 29. Vandals destroyed the $700,000 bus minutes later by setting it on fire.

Photos of the incident were widely circulated through social media.

Graniss was arrested the next day at a San Francisco hotel and was released from jail after posting $40,000 bail, according to authorities.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Not-guilty-plea-in-Muni-bus-vandalism-4010558.php#ixzz2BOwPMzz7

Police supposedly have good leads on others who were involved ... in the age of social media, everyone has a camera.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:33 PM

2. "police say alcohol was involved." Ya think!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 09:21 PM

3. Alright, I've had it with your writing skills.

The question mark (?; also known as an interrogation point, interrogation mark, question point, query or eroteme), is a punctuation mark that replaces the full stop (period) at the end of an interrogative sentence in English and many other languages.

Didn't they teach you that in Canada?

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:41 AM

5. It's only a rumour that I am from Canada??



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:13 PM

6. Take off, hoser!

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:11 AM

4. Alcohol + stupid college pukes = this nonsense

Don't blame all the fans on the actions of these yahoos (apt word). A group mentality takes over and you kind of lose control. Add alcohol and it's on. This happens all over the place after a championship, not just "Frisco" (puh-leeze).

What I would like to see is alcohol banned on championship-clinching days. I know, I know...that would hurt profits for the clubs. How 'bout this then? The next time a drunken mob trashes a city after a game, the club is fined by the city to help defray damage costs to businesses and innocent bystanders.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:19 PM

7. Of course, nothing like this has ever happened anywhere else

like Chicago:



or Philly:



or L.A.:



or Denver:



or... well, you get the idea.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:51 PM

8. Hit these morons with big fines and harsh sentences ...

not necessarily jail time but long periods of probation and anger management rehab. Word will spread not only is not cool but it's really costly.

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