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Giants fan beaten at Dodger Stadium in coma, identified as paramedic

Police Reveal Sketches of Suspects in Giants Fan Beating

The Giants fan who was severely beaten at the end of the Dodgers home opener Thursday is a Santa Cruz paramedic and the father of two children.

Bryan Stow, 42, hit his head on the pavement during the attack and is in a medically induced coma, family members told the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

"He's not doing too well," brother-in-law David Collins told the paper. "He's still unconscious and they just decided to put him in a medically induced coma. They are hoping the brain swelling will go down, but it hasn't and they are talking about removing one of his frontal lobes."

The Los Angeles Police Department released sketches of two suspects in the attack.

"The man suffered a serious head injury during the assault after the game,'' said LAPD Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg, watch commander at the Northeast Station.

Rosenberg said the victim was one of three Giants fans who were attacked in the parking lot by the two unidentified men wearing Dodgers clothing. The unprovoked attack occurred about 8:30 p.m. in Parking Lot 2 when two assailants approached three victims in Giants apparel.

The two men attacked the three victims, kicking and punching them and shouting expletives about the Giants as they delivered the blows, Rosenberg said.

The incident was witnessed by several fans, he said. The assailants fled as people tried to assist the injured man, he said. Police said the incident was captured on a security camera video and witnesses have provided details about the assailants, including a distinctive tattoo.

A Dodgers spokesman said the team is taking the incident seriously.

"It is extremely unfortunate that this incident took place on what was otherwise a great day at Dodger Stadium for tens of thousands of fans. We're committed to having the most fan- and family-friendly environment in baseball and will continue to make that a top priority," said Josh Rawitch, the Dodgers' vice president of communications. "We are cooperating fully with authorities during their investigation and we wish this fan a speedy recovery."

-- Richard Winton and Shelby Grad


Images: Sketches of two suspects being sought in the Dodger Stadium attack. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department


Comments () | Archives (139)

If the dodgers are going to take this SERIOUS how about they put up reward money for these two fake Dodger fans?

I hope they both get caught. Those two men are a waste of life .

These guys SHOULD NOT be associated with DODGER NATION as a whole...

Assault. Battery. Attempted murder. Child endangerment. Possibly murder.

Wonderful values to pass on to a child.

All Giants and Dodgers fans will be on the lookout for these thugs and the unfit mother who drove the getaway car. Perhaps the child can be identified at school. Perhaps some teachers, students or school employees can learn if they have this child in class.

This senseless act of irrational violence, carried out in public before what likely was dozens of witnesses, must not stand. If anyone has a cell phone video of this thuggery, please get it to the authorities ASAP!

In addition to the sketches, why are pertinent facts such as approx. age , race, height, weight, etc. not included in this article? Just wondering.

Dodger fans are thugs. I have personally seen fights, had my purse picked, etc. There are a lot of thugs in LA, and they all go to Dodger games and sit in the cheap seats.

Let's see if I got this straight. Male Hispanic. Bald. Goatee. In his 20's. Wearing Dodger jersey. Tattoos all over his neck. Gee, he should be easy to find.
....AND there was a child in a car seat in the getaway vehicle! What a great role model.

The Dodger Stadium parking lot has become a ghetto, especially during big games like the Giants. You never see any Security patrolling the lot.

Is anybody surprised by the descriptions? Pathetic scumbags.

I'm a Giants fan and I can't stand the Dodgers, but I realize these thugs aren't baseball or Dodgers fans. I enjoy a little friendly smack talking and banter between fans, but there is a line that civilized people don't cross. These two are simply criminals that go to games to get drunk and start trouble. Best wishes to the victim, hopefully he makes a full recovery and will get a chance to throw out a first pitch at AT & T sometime soon.

This young man would save the lives of these two monsters, and yet they are the kind to take lives. Absolutely sickening!

The San Diego Padres will be facing the Giants next Tuesday for San Diego's home opener and I can almost certainly guarantee that something like this will not happen. It's unfortunate that a handful of bad Dodgers fans have given the whole group a bad rep. I won't even go to a home game against the Dodgers because they migrate like roaches and cause the same trouble wherever they go. I certainly wouldn't want to be a Dodger fan in San Francisco. Pay back is a bitch and unfortunately it won't be paid on those that deserve it. I can only hope that Giants fans will show more class when the time comes.

There has been a lot less police at the games, I think they were forced to take time off due to the budget.....we will see more violence.

Dear Dodger fans:

As a fellow baseball lover, I would like to thank you for your thoughtful comments, concern for (and outrage at) this senseless act. Abhorrent doesn't begin to describe how we feel.

And to those who see this as revenge for past transgressions, you have no right to call yourselves baseball fans. Shame on you.

LA is a third-world country teeming with this brainless, cowardly thugs.

LA Fans = Bird Brains.. ex... we won the title lets loot and destroy the city... hence why they dont have a foodball team...

These two idiots aren't Dodger fans!
More like cowards. They were there to cause trouble, target some guy, and sucker punch him because he was wearing different colors.

what they say up north...

Ban all bald men with baggy clothing. Problem solved.

Typical stupid thug Dodger fans. Bunch of low-life gang bangers. To blame stadium security is asinine; these low-lifes and them alone bear the blame.

Those police sketches be racist!

I am embarrassed to be from Los Angeles.

@J in Pasadena

re: "His two pals bailed on him instead of standing ground and defending themselves."

where in the story or the video does it indicate that?

problem giants?

my prayers go out to the family, and i hope this is a lesson to the dodgers, have police in the parking lot after games like this. these attacks are causing people to not even want to go to the games. and also, for the next series sf vs. lad in san francisco, the giants should up the security before/during/after the game so there's no "payback" on any inocent dodger fans that decide to see the game.

Dodger fail to provide security in the parking lots despite a history of incidents, fail to offer a reward for the capture of the culprits, and fail to modify their beer sales so that the homies don't get drunk.

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