11/01/2012

Giants fan awarded for trying to stop World Series riots

Still bruised from days earlier, he attended the World Series ceremony as the guest of honor

By PoliceOne Staff 

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a broken nose while trying to break up riots in the aftermath of the World Series has been rewarded for his actions.

City Supervisor Scott Weiner overheard the story of Simon Timothy’s heroic efforts, and invited him as the guest of honor at Wednesday night’s World Series ceremony.

Trouble broke out after the Giants clinched the World Series on Sunday, with thousands of fans in the streets breaking windows and lighting trash barrels and a muni bus on fire. 

"I took off running, and the last thing I remember is just getting in between people, pushing them away. And I was just shouting, 'This is not us, we don't do this,” Timothy, 28, told ABC7.

"You don't want to see anything like this happen to your city, you know?” said Timothy. “I'm a product of this city, I'm a native son. And I'm so proud of everything it's given me. I wanted to give something back. And nothing like this should happen."

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