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Riots Break Out in San Francisco After Clinching Win

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The front page of the San Francisco Chronicle's website said city streets were full of "joyful mayhem" in the hours after the Giants won Game 5 of the World Series on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Joyful mayhem is a euphemism for riots.

Among the fires, attempted looting and general madness, here is shocking video from KTVU of a mob attacking a car, even pulling people from the car and beating them until riot police closed in — after several frightening minutes pass.

One hooligan in particular (I think he's wearing an orange Willie McCovey No. 44 retro jersey — sorry, Stretch) got particularly violent. Hopefully he's among those locked up.

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