Alleged Muni-Smasher Pleads Not Guilty - NBC Bay Area

Alleged Muni-Smasher Pleads Not Guilty

Gregory Graniss, 22, says he didn't do it, but he's sorry.



    Alleged Muni-Smasher Pleads Not Guilty
    Susana Bates
    A bus is vandalized in San Francisco after the Giants won the World Series on October 28, 2012.

     A 22-year old accused of throwing a metal barricade through the front windshield of a Muni bus shortly before it was set aflame pleaded not guilty to two felony counts, but also apologized for his actions, according to reports.

    Gregory Graniss, 22, was arrested and charged last week for his role in the vandalism and arson of a $700,000 Muni bus on Oct. 29, following the Giants' World Series victory, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
    Shortly after Graniss was photographed smashing the bus, other vandals set it aflame. A photo of who police say is Graniss throwing a metal barricade through the windshield was widely circulated on social media.
    A former high school basketball player from Novato, Graniss was arrested at a San Francisco hotel but is out on $40,000 bail.
    In court on Monday, Graniss apologized through his attorney, Doug Rappaport, the newspaper reported.
    "It's nice to hear that he's apologetic," San Francisco District Attorney Gascón said. "Unfortunately, we have close to a million dollars in damages. ... We had people on that bus that were placed at risk."