Police arrest 25 people after 49ers defeat to Ravens in Super Bowl
San Francisco: Following the lost of San Francisco 49ers to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl, police have arrested at least 25 people for public intoxication.
The spirit of hope and anticipation across San Francisco rapidly deteriorated Sunday to sullen disappointment after the San Francisco 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl.
In the Mission district, which had been the center of celebrations — and violence — after the San Francisco Giants won the World Series last fall, disappointed fans stumbled out of bars after the 34-31 loss.
“Damn, that’s all I have to say,” said Niners fan David Mejia, 32, of San Francisco.
As the game drew to an end, dozens of police officers and sheriff’s deputies fanned out on foot, motorcycles and patrol cars. A police helicopter hovered above, watching for signs of trouble.
Despite the large number of people on sidewalks, most appeared to be well-behaved in the Mission after the game. Police said 25 people were arrested for public intoxication, yet that was only a preliminary count. A final count would not be available until Monday.
“City-wide, everything seemed to be pretty good,” Officer Carlos Manfredi said. “We did have a couple of flare-ups in the Mission district yet otherwise everyone seemed to be behaving themselves.”
Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement that “although they did not come up with a win, our city is proud of our red & gold hometown team.”
Source – Thenewstribe