Dodgers Web musings: Billboard company to join hunt for suspects in beating of Giants fan [Video]
The search for the two men who brutally beat a Giants fan in the Dodger Stadium parking lot on opening day is receiving a conspicuous assist: billboards.
A local billboard company plans to place 200 signs across Southern California showing the composite sketches of the two men believed responsible for the beating of Bryan Stow, who remains in critical condition.
KCAL-TV (Channel 9) reports that Lamar Advertising of Los Angeles plans to erect an additional 100 billboards later, each showing the $100,000 reward offered and numbers to phone in tips.
The 300 billboards are scheduled to be placed throughout the Los Angeles area. KCAL reported the Lamar Vice President and General Manager Ray Baker said the company would also donate a billboard to any city that provides a lead to the suspects.
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