A man sets fire to a pile of garbage in the middle of Mission St. Sunday night following the San Francisco Giants World Series victory. Photo by Mateo Hoke

The San Francisco Police Department made 36 arrests Sunday night following the Giants World Series victory over the Detroit Tigers, according to Officer Gordon Shyy.

“For the most part it was peaceful, fans were excited, and had a good time. However, when the real fans headed home a certain element remained and things got ugly,” Shyy said.

In addition, 23 felony arrests were made. Two of the felonies involved firearms, the other felony arrests included charges of arson, vandalism and assault and battery against police officers.

“Officers were assaulted with bottles and projectiles from the hostile crowd,” Shyy said.

According to Shyy, 13 misdemeanor arrests were made.

Shyy said SFPD targeted areas where large crowds were likely to be watching the game, and where crowds were likely to spill out into the streets following a Giants four-game sweep in the World Series.

SFPD didn’t disclose the number of officers on duty, but Shyy did say that SFPD added resources Sunday night. All discretionary time off was canceled during the World Series, meaning any requests for time off by SFPD officers, was denied.

No estimate of damages is available as of yet, Shyy said.

Mateo Hoke

Arts & Culture reporter at Mission Local @MrSurrealista

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