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.