Revelers in San Francisco celebrated the Giants’ World Series win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night, but the festivities quickly turned violent and got out of hand.
According to The San Francisco Chronicle, 40 people were arrested, two were shot and another was stabbed during the postgame celebrations. Police arrested 29 people on suspicion of public drunkenness, three for alleged assault and two for illegal gun possession.
“To the fans who came to San Francisco and celebrated like we’ve been there before, God bless ya, hope you had a good time,” Police Chief Greg Suhr said, via The Chronicle. “To the clowns that came to San Francisco to act out, I guess you just don’t know what it’s like to have a good time without being a jerk, and we had a lot of them last night.”
One of those shot was shot in the arm, and the person who was stabbed is reported to be in serious condition. Windows were smashed, buildings and police cars were tagged with graffiti and bottles were thrown at police.
“There were as many bottles thrown at police officers as I can remember, and it is disgraceful,” Suhr said. “We’re fans too, and we’re out there doing our job.”
Business owners and residents in the city’s Mission District who were cleaning up the next morning were happy for the hometown team, but they told The Chronicle they expected the celebrations to get out of hand.
“There’s no way to stop it,” San Francisco resident Alex Delgado said. “If they win next year, it’ll happen next year.”
Photo via Noah Berger/Associated Press
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