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Suspects in Giants fan beating fled in car with 10-year-old boy, police say


Los Angeles police said that the suspects accused of beating a San Francisco Giants fan at the end of Dodgers' opening game last week might have fled the scene in a vehicle with a 10-year-old boy.

Los Angeles police Det. Jose Carrillo said detectives were “working on some leads but at this stage were not ready to public with them.”

“One of the problems is these individuals could have come from just about anywhere in the region,” he said, noting the large fan base for the Dodgers. Carrlllo said detectives have so far been unable to identify the vehicle in which the two assailants fled.

“We believe a 10-year-old male was in the vehicle," he added.

Police Reveal Sketches of Suspects in Giants Fan Beating

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Police Chief Charlie Beck and other top officials released a joint statement calling the beating of a Giants fan "unconscionable."

"Baseball is a family sport that has unified our country after times of crisis and tragedy. This senseless act of violence has no place in our society and certainly not in our national pastime," said the statement from Villaraigosa, Beck, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, San Francisco interim police Chief Jeff Godown, Giants managing partner Bill Neukom and Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.

A $10,000 reward has been issued for information leading to the arrest of the suspects, who were wearing Dodger gear.

Bryan Stow, 42, a paramedic, hit his head on the pavement during the attack and is in a medically induced coma. He has two children.

The LAPD released sketches of two suspects in the attack.

LAPD Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg, watch commander at the Northeast Station, said the victim was one of three Giants fans who were attacked in the parking lot by two men wearing Dodgers clothing. The apparently unprovoked attack occurred about 8:30 p.m. in Parking Lot 2 when the two assailants approached the Giants fans.

The two men attacked the Giants fans, 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 security camera video and witnesses have provided details about the assailants, including a distinctive tattoo.


Beating of Giants fan 'has no place in our society,' L.A., S.F. leaders say in joint statement

-- Richard Winton

Photo: Fans line up outside Dodger Stadium before the opening day clash between the Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Reuters

Sketch: Police drawings of the beating suspects in frame grab from KTLA. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department


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How would you know the kid's age without knowing his name?

Is this an approximate age or an educated guess about the age?

And the beat goes on:

The Dodger Stadium Club and Dugout Club now feature such new beverages as "The All-Star," made with Absolut vodka and Dekuyper Sour Apple Pucker, "Charge," made with Absolut vodka with a Sobe Full Throttle energy drink; and "Go Blue!" made with Absolut vodka; lemonade and a splash of Dekuyper luscious blueberry blast schnapps.

Another reason I would reather go see the Angels play.

They look line fine upstanding citizens to me.

How they can determine that the boy was 10 years old but can't get a license plate number is mind boggling.

Up the reward money to $50,000, and their homies turn them in.

How do they know the boy was 10 years old? And if they know that, why don't they know more about their car?

the victim is a paramedic...aside from the brutality of this case, what keeps bothering me about this is the fact that others "witnessed the attack" and did nothing to help...

here we have a guy trained to help others... yet in his time of need, not one person came to his aide to defend him from countless blows to the head...

sad portrait of humanity...

I think the Dodgers should be pitching in some money for the reward.

Sad day for baseball....very sad. Hope they catch those thugs.

Awww these thug-life losers are acting all gang tough. What's the matter, were you rejected by a real gang and now you had to beat up some Giants fan? What losers you punks are.

Scum like you think that a baseball game is real life. It's just a game...and a boring one at that so calm down and relax and go drunk driving with your 10 year old kid and do some natural selection on yourself for the good of rest of the herd.

This is a case where an armed citizen would have been able to intervene. But where are the BIG SALARY and BIG PENSION COPS? Whoo boy, they must have been risking their lives at dunkin' donuts, just like they tell us. Nope, cops do not prevent crime and they are not worth as much as a soldier in Afghanistan. Fire the union cops and hire lower paid, more honorable and less corrupt new cops. Hold them to a higher standard and fire them when they violate those standards. Without a UNION to defend dirty and corrupt cops, we will have a more accountable and honorable police force.

Bunch of Snappers!

Chavez Latrine is the worst place to attend a baseball game. It is not a safe venue, and for the ownership to claim that it is fan friendly is an absolute JOKE.

Chavez Latrine is the worst place to attend a baseball game. It is not a safe venue, and for the ownership to claim that it is fan friendly is an absolute JOKE.

"witnesses have provided details about the assailants, including a distinctive tattoo." Why don't you tell us the description of the tattoo LA Times? Because you suck. That's why.

IF the assailants were White "Skinheads" attacking a Latino EMT would the Times cover that up too?

I'm a giants fan who has attended several games, in Giants attire, at Dodger stadium. Obviously, the majority of Dodger fans are cool, I don't mind some good natured trash talk, and most have fun with the rivalry. But there is definitely a 'thug' contingent that roams dodger stadium looking to provoke. I've had 2 specific incidents where the 'thug' types literally tried to pick a fight with me (2-3 guys at a time against me by myself), simply because of the colors I wore to the ballpark.
Its been heartening to see Dodger fans rally alongside Giants fans in calling for an end to this type of inhuman thuggery. Hopefully Mr. Stow will recover, the idiots who beat him will rot in jail, and our fanbases can move away from mean-spirited hatred and embrace whats great about our historic rivalry. Baseball is supposed to be fun! Lets keep it that way.

This is easily the best reason not to go to ball games in LA. I know that I will not. I urge all bay area residents to join my boycott.

I'll never go to another pro game is So.Cal. Went to a Charger, Oakland game, glad we were behind windows. Fans on this coast suck! Besides that where are the owner's of this team? A County juristiction has to put up a reward?

This is why I'm an Angels fan.

This is a sad state of affairs, of the dozen or more people I know who would always make the Dogers opening day, only one now attends the Opener.
This is all due to the out of control Mexican element that attends these games.
Take your children??? Heaven forbid! What comes out of the mouths of these miscreants is appalling. Oh Security??? Zero, not to be found. LAPD, Dogers?
Do yourself a favor and support the Angeles. I'm just saying.......

I am a Giants fan that went to Thursday's and Saturday's games. Thursday was by far the worst I've seen it there and Saturday was the exact opposite. Lots of respect and security everywhere Saturday. The real baseball fans and families showed up and compensated for the ugliness on Thursday. I think I only got booed 2 or 3 times!

I have lots of Dodger fan friends and I hope for their sake that this problem gets better. It would be nice one day to be able to tailgate at a game like most mlb stadiums.

I take this as a good sign that the idiots responsible will be apprehended.

Will never go to another pro game in So. Cal. Went to a Charger/Oaklnd game, glad we were behind a glass window, felt sorry for the kids in the stadium. Sports fans on this coast are well, to say, not quite fans, but, gladiator watchers. And a county office putting up tax payer money? Well, I guess you fans need to buy some more beer and hotdogs, so the owner's would have some reward money to.

Why is the LA Times so careful not to use the term "Hispanic" in this article? Has political correctness gone so overboard you've dropped the "who and what" from a traditional article?

I'm certain if the assailants were Caucasian it would have been "mentioned". Something about beer sales in the outfield pavilions likely would have be discussed as well.

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