Villaraigosa phones mother of beaten Giants fan, says city will use all resources to find attackers [Updated]
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he spoke by telephone Monday with the mother of the San Francisco Giants fan severely beaten at Dodger Stadium on opening day last week and vowed to employ all resources to find the attackers.
“I told her I was just heartbroken, and we were going to do everything we can, use every resource to try and find these people and bring them to justice,” said Villaraigosa, still visibly upset over the attack. “I asked if I could visit her son when it was appropriate, and she said that I could.”
The mayor, who attended the opening-day game, called the mother “an absolute inspiration,” adding: “She’s an amazing woman. So positive.”
The mayor said he knew of no suspects in the case. Both the Dodgers organization and the city would be reviewing security procedures, he added.
“The Dodgers will be making an assessment of their security situation, and certainly we’ll be weighing in,” Villaraigosa said.
Police say Bryan Stow, 42, is in a medically induced coma after being attacked in the stadium parking lot after the game. Police are searching for two men.
[Updated, 10 p.m.: An account to help Stow's family has been set up by American Medical Reponse, which employs the paramedic in Santa Clara County.
Company officials said "all donations will be placed in a trust account to benefit Stow’s children and to assist his family with food and lodging expenses while they are with him in L.A."
Stow is the father of two young sons. Learn more about the fundraising efforts at amr.net. ]
-- Patrick J. McDonnell at Los Angeles City Hall