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49ers Fans Urged to Celebrate Safely

No one wants a repeat of the vandalism that followed the World Series



    49ers Fans Urged to Celebrate Safely

    Bay Area sports fans are ready for a 49ers Super Bowl party and victory.

    But with images of a Giants fans burning a Muni bus after the World Series win in October still in their head some plan to be more cautious after the game.

    Simon Timony will be avoiding street celebrations Sunday. The 28-year-old tried to stop vandals from burning a bus at Third and Market streets after the Giants win. 

    Timony says he intervened because people were on the bus, "People smashing in windows I remember going up and grabbing them and shoving them off and saying this is not what we do." 

    But the crowd turned on him. He ended up with a broken nose, a concussion and chipped teeth.

    He worries about the timing of the Super Bowl, "When it gets late at night and people been drinking win or lose it's gonna be something to keep an eye on."

    San Francisco Police and the Sheriff's Department will have extra patrols out monitoring crowds.

    Cell phone video and public outrage helped police make arrests after the October violence. Timony is hoping there won't be any violence to take pictures of when his team, the 49ers, win. 

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