Here Are the 20 Dumbest Bay Area Crimes of 2012

Photo by Susana Bates via the Chronicle
1. Gregory Tyler Graniss Arrested on Suspicion of Smashing Muni Bus in World Series Celebration
The good people on the Internet helped San Francisco police track down the dude who they say vandalized the hell out of a Muni bus during the World Series celebration back in Ocotber.

A photographer snapped this photo of the ballsy vandal and the Chronicle printed the picture, asking for help finding the guy. The photo also went viral on Facebook and other social media sites, and an online campaign started to find the bus-smasher.

And it worked.

Police were pleased to announce last night that they arrested 22-year-old Gregory Tyler Graniss on suspicion of felony vandalism and injuring or destroying a passenger transit vehicle.

Investigators say they got enough evidence related to the crime, which led them to the identity of the suspect. Graniss, a San Francisco resident, was arrested Tuesday at 7 p.m.; however, police wouldn't say what "evidence" was found at the crime scene since this is still an ongoing investigation.

"This was a senseless act of destruction and there is no tolerance for such criminal behavior in San Francisco," says Police Chief Greg Suhr. "With assistance from the public, investigators moved swiftly to identify this suspect and make an arrest."

Anyone with information on the vandalism of the Muni bus is asked to call the Special Investigations Division at 553-1133, the anonymous tip line at 575-4444, or text- a-tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.

Now if only we could find the idiot who torched a Muni bus that same night.

The party is definitely over.

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