SAN FRANCISCO -- A Daly City man pleaded not guilty Thursday to breaking a window of a San Francisco Muni bus destroyed during the violent revelry after the Giants' World Series sweep.
Nicholas Hudson, 19, entered his plea in San Francisco Superior Court to vandalism and tampering with a transit vehicle for breaking a driver's side window of the bus that was eventually torched, according to the District Attorney's office. Like the other suspect arrested in the destruction of the $700,000 8X-Bayshore bus on Oct. 29, an image of Hudson at the scene led to his arrest.
Investigators acquired video catching Hudson in the act of vandalizing the bus, said San Francisco police Officer Carlos Manfredi, who declined to specify the source. Police, in a statement, credited the public with helping to identify Hudson.
Another suspect, Gregory Graniss, 22, had already pleaded not guilty to using a barricade to shatter the bus windshield. He was arrested after a San Francisco Chronicle photo showed him attacking the vehicle.
Raucous celebrations of the Giants'victory led to bonfires in the street and other crimes around the city. Prosecutors have filed 13 cases in connection with the rowdiness, including negligent discharge of a firearm, robbery and assault on a police officer.
Authorities are looking for four other suspects in the attack, including two men who set the bus ablaze. Images of the remaining vandals can be viewed at www.sanfranciscopolice.org.
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