Giants' win turns violent, revelers turn on police

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A car drives by a burning pile of trash in San Francisco's Mission district in California after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in the World Series on October 29, 2014. A celebratory mood set the stage for what eventually became a scene of bottle throwing, vandalism, and bonfires throughout the area. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Police react to an unruly crowd in San Francisco's Mission district in California after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in the World Series on October 29, 2014. A celebratory mood set the stage for what eventually became a scene of bottle throwing, vandalism, and bonfires throughout the area. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Police react to an unruly crowd in San Francisco's Mission district in California after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in the World Series on October 29, 2014. A celebratory mood set the stage for what eventually became a scene of bottle throwing, vandalism, and bonfires throughout the area. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
A police officer is silhouetted against a debris fire in San Francisco's Mission district in California after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in the World Series on October 29, 2014. A celebratory mood set the stage for what eventually became a scene of bottle throwing, vandalism, and bonfires throughout the area. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Police prepare to fire into an unruly crowd in San Francisco's Mission district in California after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in the World Series on October 29, 2014. A celebratory mood set the stage for what eventually became a scene of bottle throwing, vandalism, and bonfires throughout the area. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
A police officer is silhouetted against a debris fire in San Francisco's Mission district in California after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in the World Series on October 29, 2014. A celebratory mood set the stage for what eventually became a scene of bottle throwing, vandalism, and bonfires throughout the area. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
People pose on a burning newspaper stand in San Francisco's Mission district in California after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in the World Series on October 29, 2014. A celebratory mood set the stage for what eventually became a scene of bottle throwing, vandalism, and bonfires throughout the area. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Parking signs and trash cans are set ablaze in San Francisco's Mission district in California after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in the World Series on October 29, 2014. A celebratory mood set the stage for what eventually became a scene of bottle throwing, vandalism, and bonfires throughout the area. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
A man stands atop a burning newspaper stand in San Francisco's Mission district in California after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in the World Series on October 29, 2014. A celebratory mood set the stage for what eventually became a scene of bottle throwing, vandalism, and bonfires throughout the area. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
A man uses an aerosol can to light a pile of debris on fire in San Francisco's Mission district in California after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in the World Series on October 29, 2014. A celebratory mood set the stage for what eventually became a scene of bottle throwing, vandalism, and bonfires throughout the area. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
A man jumps over a pile of burning trash in San Francisco's Mission district in California after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in the World Series on October 29, 2014. A celebratory mood set the stage for what eventually became a scene of bottle throwing, vandalism, and bonfires throughout the area. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
A man jumps over some debris that has been set on fire in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A man celebrates in front of a burning couch in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A man jumps over a burning couch in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A beer can hurled by a reveler passes over a police officer in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
San Francisco Giants fans celebrate in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
San Francisco Giants fans celebrate in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
San Francisco Giants fans celebrate in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
San Francisco Giants fans celebrate next to debris that has been set on fire in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
San Francisco Giants fans celebrate next to debris that has been set on fire in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
San Francisco Giants fans walk past a couch on fire in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Two women fight in the middle of a Mission district street after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Fans embrace in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
CORRECTS SPELLING OF COUCH - A man jumps over a burning couch in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
San Francisco police officers subdue a man who was seen driving a meter maid vehicle through the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants won the World Series baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. There were several reports of fires being set and violence breaking out after the Giants win. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
San Francisco police officers subdue a man who was seen driving a meter maid vehicle through the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants won the World Series baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. There were several reports of fires being set and violence breaking out after the Giants win. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A San Francisco Giants fan jumps over a bonfire in San Francisco's Mission district Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, after the Giants swept the Detroit Tigers to win baseball's World Series. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A police officer clears revelers from San Francisco's Mission district early Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, after the San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers to win baseball's World Series on Sunday, Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A San Francisco Giants fan gets help from police officers and friends after sustaining injuries during celebrations early Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in San Francisco's Mission district after the Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers to win baseball's World Series on Sunday, Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
San Francisco Giants fans celebrate with a bonfire in San Francisco's Mission district Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, after the Giants swept the Detroit Tigers to win baseball's World Series. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
San Francisco Giants fans celebrate with a bonfire in San Francisco's Mission district Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, after the Giants swept the Detroit Tigers to win baseball's World Series. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The celebration in San Francisco's streets following the Giants' World Series victory started off peaceful but quickly turned raucous and violent, as revelers vandalized police cars and businesses and pelted officers with bottles.

Fans initially gathered in the streets and uncorked champagne, dancing and hugging strangers after Wednesday's night win. The 3-2 victory was the Giants' third World Series championship in five years. That happy spirit quickly turned to havoc, however.

Four police cars were damaged by graffiti and five others had windows smashed, Police Chief Greg Suhr said. Three police officers went to a hospital with minor injuries. Many more, including Suhr, were hit with bottles but were not badly injured and kept working.

Businesses were tagged with graffiti but individual damage estimates were still being compiled Thursday. Suhr said "99.9 percent of the fans were well-behaved but about 100 near the ballpark and in the Mission district marred the party.

"To the clowns that came to San Francisco to act out, I guess you just don't know what it's like to have a good time without being a jerk, and we had a lot of them last night," Suhr said.

A majority of the 40 arrests were for public drunkenness, but people also went to jail for assaults, gun possession and outstanding warrants, Suhr said.

Violence left four people injured in separate incidents, but it was not yet known if the shootings and stabbings were linked to World Series revelry, police said. Authorities said a 54-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were stabbed in separate incidents in the city's Mission district late Wednesday and early Thursday, respectively. Both were expected to live. A 19-year-old man was shot in the arm in the same neighborhood Wednesday, and another person walked into a hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, police said. No arrests had yet been made.

Most of the mayhem was fans spraying beer, smashing bottles in the streets, lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks.

Suhr said the force was beefed up by about 20 percent Wednesday night, with officers in protective gear lined up three rows deep. The raucous behavior did not compare to the mayhem following the 2012 victory, when revelers lit a bus on fire.

"For me, I would say we did far better (than in 2012) in the way of damage to property and fires," Suhr said.

Police said a noon parade down Market Street is planned for Friday, with up to 2 million people expected to come out and watch the floats and see the players.

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