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World Series Vandal ID'd as Novato Man

San Francisco police arrest Gregory Graniss in Muni bus vandalism case.

By Bay City News Service

A man who smashed the front window of a bus during a San Francisco Giants' World Series celebration has been identified as a Novato native who now lives in the city.

Police arrested a 22-year-old Gregory Tyler Graniss on Tuesday in connection with the vandalism of a Muni bus in San Francisco early Monday morning following the Giants' World Series victory.

Shortly after midnight on Monday the suspect smashed the windshield of a Muni bus at the intersection of Third and Market streets, police said. The suspect was photographed while committing the act of vandalism, police said. With the assistance of the public and media, the suspect in the photograph was identified as Graniss, according to police.

Police took Graniss into custody at 7 p.m. Tuesday in San Francisco, police said. He was booked into county jail on charges of felony vandalism and destroying a passenger transit vehicle, also a felony, according to police.

San Francisco police are continuing to investigate the vandalism and search for suspects who later set the bus on fire.

"This was a senseless act of destruction and there is no tolerance for such criminal behavior in San Francisco," San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr said.

Anyone with information on the vandalism of the Muni bus is asked to contact police at (415) 553-1133 or call the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.

Check out this story from Marin Independent Journal or this one from the San Francisco Chronicle, which shows a photo of the act of vandalism.

Concerned citizen November 01, 2012 at 06:27 PM
I'm an immigrant, but a naturalized one. I always find it offensive to label all immigrants under one heading. Most foreign people who are not felons can earn the right to be here, they just have to want it badly enough. It's a right of passage enforced in every other country, especially in those of our southern neighbors. To try to justify or excuse illegal immigration for the purpose of finding cheap labor and save a few dollars for the performance of our dirty work is petty, demeaning and irrational, no matter who thinks or says it.
Brandon Connaughton November 01, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Dont lock the guy up for being a drunken moron. Repay nonviolent crimes with large doses of community service. Our prisons should be reserved for real criminals.
David Randolph November 01, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Early whirly - We need maids and gardeners because we spend all our time working to pay the absurd taxes and "fees" the state and feds have imposed upon us and don't have time to do these chores. And if you have noticed, Jerry Brown and the Marin Supervisors want even MORE come Nov 6th! Don't you love how they call Measure A "temporary," when it will last 9 years. And they say it's only a quarter cent tax increase to make it sound "cheap." Add up what that will cost you over nine years each time you make a purchase, especially a large purchase like a new car. And all it will but is more rangers to issue tickets for dogs off lease so they can steal even more money from you. Absurd. The farmers get cash for land they couldn't develop anyway and we get hosed. Vote NO on Measure A and NO on Prop 30.
Novatan November 02, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Alcohol + Youth + Championship victories = Stupid acts of vandalism. Happens all the time. Nowadays we have social media to help bust these people for their stupid actions. Sorry kid, I'm sure you just got caught up in the moment, but your acts were indeed criminal.
Novatan November 02, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Looks like there is a Facebook page set up by his supporters, including a photo of someone else smashing the bus windshield. Might have seemed like a great idea at the time, but still... busted. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/546463108713331/?fref=ts

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