San Francisco fans well-behaved after playoff win

BY foxsports • January 15, 2012

Football fans in San Francisco were exuberant but mostly well-behaved Saturday after the 49ers' 36-32 playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints.

A police spokesman says 19 people were arrested on misdemeanor charges during and after the game at Candlestick Park, while one person was arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit tickets.

Sgt. Michael Andraychak says most of the misdemeanor arrests were alcohol-related.

Police beefed up their presence for the sellout crowd of 69,732 by increasing the number of officers they usually have on duty for a football game by 25 percent.

Plainclothes officers kept an eye out for people trying to sell counterfeit items, while officers on motorcycles patrolled the stadium's parking lot.

The city's Mission district was busy with drivers honking their horns and fans celebrating on the sidewalks, but Andraychak says he was not aware of arrests or any other problems.

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