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19 Arrested At Bay To Breakers

Police arrest nineteen of the 50,000 attendees at Sunday's Bay to Breakers.



    19 Arrested At Bay To Breakers
    Mat Luschek
    Bay to Breakers 2012, in San Francisco, CA

    At 8 a.m., the elite runnners had finished their race. By 11 a.m., the party -- and the police -- were just getting started.

    Police arrested 19 people during and after the annual Bay to Breakers footrace/costume party/alcohol extravaganza by 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to the San Francisco Appeal online newspaper.

    By 11 a.m., police had cited eight people for offenses including drinking in public and possession of marijuana, according to a police spokesman. By 5:30 p.m., 19 had been arrested for crimes as of yet unknown, police reported.

    Despite an outright "zero-tolerance" ban on alcoholic beverages, drinks of all types were "consumed openly" along the race route, according to reports.

    A total of 50,000 people ran, walked, stumbled, or did all three naked, in the 7.46 mile race from The Embarcader to Ocean Beach.