Stranded Muni Riders Throw Rocks at Buses

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Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Unless you really need to get home.
Muni passengers revolted against the transit agency hurling rocks -- and curses -- at drivers who left them stranded for hours.

At about 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, the Fourth Street Bridge across Mission Creek, a drawbridge, became stuck in the open position -- meaning T-trains couldn't cross. Muni was forced to reroute buses, dropping passengers off at the Mission Rock station -- and leaving them there for the long haul.

As passengers waited for more buses to come and pick them up, they grew hungry, tired -- and angry. As more and more riders were discharged at Mission Rock station, those who had been waiting for more than an hour grew agitated -- yelling, screaming, and throwing detritus at bus drivers.

"I know people were upset and at one point started to throw rocks," said Paul Rose, spokesman for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

Police arrived at the station, but nobody was arrested, Rose said.

The bus brigade continued for six hours while San Francisco Port authorities worked to fix the bridge.

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Sean
Sean

Civility? In San Francisco? Please. I've noticed a significant decline in the civility of this city. It's even dirtier, angrier, and more judgemental than when I first moved up here almost a decade ago.

I just don't get it, I thought this was supposed to be a city where people wanted to elevate the world through mutual respect and free thought, now I think it's just a city filled with a bunch of mindless followers and douchebags.

chuck_fu
chuck_fu

That's why I moved the h3ll out of SF. I'm withholding the name of where I moved to because it's cheap and I like it here and can still visit SF in just a few hours. I don't want anyone else coming here from SF because I'm already enough of a misanthrope from dealing with a--holes from living in SF. I'll go into a murderous rage if this place is overrun by douches migrating from SF.

Steve
Steve

How does one even find a taxi in San Francisco? I've lived here my entire life and I've never ridden a taxi b/c I've always taken Muni. And I heard from my sister that there are taxi drivers who don't even know their way around the Sunset. C'mon it's just avenues and I-W streets!

BBnet3000
BBnet3000

Wow, and THATS going to be the city's next "subway" line!

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One has to wonder where all these rock throwers got all them rocks to begin with.

Tshugen
Tshugen

It was the stuck drawbridge that created the situation. Hysterical stone throwers should've thought about that.

obbop
obbop

Barbarians behaving akin to barbarians.

May the rock throwers bear the brunt of sundry thrown hard objects when they have irked another.

Doodleme
Doodleme

your "transit first" city hard at work.

idiotsdelight
idiotsdelight

KGO crew "roughed up" in E. Oakland & now Muni riders hurling rocks at buses.

Society is one step away from the $hit. ... & i'm entertained by this?

Johnkeaka
Johnkeaka

um. isn't there another bridge on third street ?

Chris
Chris

Who hasnt wanted to throw a rock or two at muni?

njudah
njudah

typical muni response...try and brush it under the rug, make it no big deal and an FU To the owner/riders.

weird thing is that I missed this fuck up by about 20 minutes when I was coming home on the T line!

sfnoebrit
sfnoebrit

"Let he who is without MUNI cast the first stone..."

Mrsbarker101
Mrsbarker101

ah, the public. throwing rocks at a bus. The taxpayers have to pay to repair the bus. you can't repair stupid.

mattymatt
mattymatt

But wait. Isn't this what we're paying through the nose for? Drivers who come to work and wait around in case there's a need for extra buses? With all those extra drivers we're paying for, it seems incredible that Muni made people wait for more than an hour.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

The civil thing to do would be to take a cab home and send the bill to Muni.

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