A reward of $25,000 from three different sources has been issued for information leading to the arrest of the two men wanted for the severe beating of a San Francisco Giants fan in a Dodger Stadium parking lot in Los Angeles last weekend.
Bryan Stow, 42, was hospitalized in critical condition after the two suspects kicked him repeatedly in the stadium’s F2 parking lot following Thursday’s season opener, which the Giants lost 2-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers, police said.
Stow, who works as a paramedic in Santa Cruz County, was walking with three friends when suspects clad in Dodgers clothing approached him from behind at about 8:25 p.m. Thursday.
The suspects first taunted Stow, who was wearing Giants gear, and then hit him from behind, which caused him to fall to the ground, where he was then kicked repeatedly in the head and body.
Stow’s friends, who were also wearing Giants clothing and are from the Bay Area, tried to intervene and were also attacked. They suffered minor injuries and were released at the scene.
The suspects haven’t been arrested as of today, but police released sketches of the two men, who are between the ages of 18 and 25.
On Saturday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich offered a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the suspects’ arrest, said Tony Bell, the supervisor’s spokesman.
The Giants today also agreed to add a $10,000 reward of their own, and American Medical Response, the paramedic company Stow worked for, is also offering a $5,000 reward, Bell said.
The reward “will encourage someone with information to step forward so we can bring these assailants to justice,” Bell said.
“This is an affront to everyone who lives in Los Angeles County, and affects our reputation, so (the supervisor) felt strongly that we need to bring these people to justice.”
Anyone with information about the attack is encouraged to call Los Angeles police at (877) 527-3247.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News