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San Francisco police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two people who vandalized a Municipal Railway bus in the heart of the city’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood last month.

The incident occurred at about 9 p.m. on Dec. 20 at Haight and Ashbury streets, where the 37-Corbett Muni bus was stopped at a red light, according to police.

A large crowd that had apparently spilled out of an event at a nearby retail store surrounded the bus, with people yelling and banging on the windows, police said.

Several windows were shattered, and the bus was also marked with graffiti, police said.

Investigators today released images (you can see them above) of two of the suspected vandals taken from surveillance video footage of the incident.

Anyone with information about the identities of the suspects is asked to call the department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • neutral_corner

    Which retail store hosted the event, and what was the event?

  • Lisa

    In 1985, when I was fifteen I was riding on a metro train home from school. One of my classmates was on the train and something had pissed him off and he lashed out at one of the windows on the metro with his skateboard. It shattered.

    The driver came to the back of the train and asked if anyone knew who broke the window. I knew who it was — he was not poor and his family could pay for the damage. He was being an idiot, and he needed to fix what he did I was not going to lie for him. I came forward and said “Yes I knew who it was.” I gave the driver the info he needed. Some of his seedier friends were still on the metro at the time and that night, told him what I did.

    The months that followed were about the worst of my entire youth which already had some pretty low points.

    In short I/my actions became the topic of various ‘moral lessons’ the principal of the school had to teach… and except for two people and a couple of teachers [but not all!] no one would talk to me. And every time things would finally calm down a bit and the incident would be forgotten, the principal would make me the topic of the week’s discussion — again.

    I lost most all my ‘friends,’ but the biggest kicker was Muni never followed up. They never tried to get the money from the kid who broke their window.

    If my daughter was in the same place, what would I tell her?

    “Sweethart… the system is broke. Talk to the boy, see if he will do what is right, but otherwise you can’t fix it. I bet he will do what he should if a good heart reminds him what that is.”

    Ultimately the best thing is for the kid to come around on their own, not to have it forced on them.

    As far as these jerks in this pict? I say, kick them in their behinds and make them pay — but don’t expect anything… at all.