Still No Arrests in Brutal Attack at Dodger Stadium
A long-time San Francisco Giants fan and father of two, 42-year-old Bryan Stow couldn’t wait for opening day to watch his favorite team play the Los Angeles Dodgers. But little did Stow know after making the 330-plus mile trek from Santa Cruz, California to LA on March 31 he would be fighting for his life, allegedly viciously attacked by angry Dodgers fans.
It was a close game that Thursday night with the Dodgers scraping out a 1-run win, beating the Giants 2-1. And that’s when the post-game heckling spiraled out of control. Ironically, during the game, Stow sent a text message to a cousin's wife insisting he was scared inside the stadium, according to his cousin John Stow.
Blindsided by Angry Dodgers Fans?
According to LAPD, Stow was leaving Dodger stadium when two men came out of nowhere, pushing Stow from behind. And it only got worse. First, the suspects taunted Stow, who was wearing Giants gear, cursing him out, and then punching him from behind, knocking him unconscious. After falling to the ground, Stow was kicked repeatedly in the head and body. Stow’s three friends did everything to defend their buddy, but they were also attacked. According to witnesses, at least one of the suspects appeared drunk. The friends were lucky to escape with minor injuries, but not Stow.
The father of two was beaten within an inch of his life in the parking lot. While the suspects fled to a waiting white sedan, possibly a Mitsubishi or Acura with tan interior, Stow was unconscious waiting for paramedics. A paramedic himself, for the first time Stow would be on the receiving end of EMT care, rushed by ambulance to a Los Angeles County hospital. In a surprising twist, behind the wheel of the suspects’ getaway car was a female driver and sadly there was also another individual in that car…an innocent 10 year old little boy. Did he witness the brutal attack?
Father of Two, Paramedic, San Francisco Giants Fan Still In Critical Condition
Among Stow’s many severe injuries were a skull fracture and brain trauma, requiring doctors to put Stow in a medically-induced coma to stop his brain from swelling. While Stow’s family struggles, especially his 12-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter, they are keeping vigil by his bedside. Stow is still fighting to survive. But unfortunately there’s been another setback. As doctors attempted to slowly bring Stow out of a medically induced coma, he suffered seizures, forcing doctors to put him back in a coma. And doctors won’t know more about the severity of Stow’s condition until they wake him up. Stow’s family says doctors are not even sure if he can respond to commands. And as of this week, doctors will again try to slowly remove Stow from a coma.
Nobody saw a thing at Dodger Stadium?
There still have been no arrests, even as police release a more detailed composite sketch and description of the suspects. The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’6-5’10, 160-170 pounds, 20-25-years-old, bald, with a mustache and goatee. The second suspect is a White or Hispanic male, 6’1, with short hair, a thin mustache and hazel eyes. The third suspect, the female getaway driver, is described as a Hispanic female 5’2-5’3, brown hair in a ponytail, about 20-years-old. I find it hard to believe that none of the people leaving a stadium that seats 56,000 – investigators think at least 100 people witnessed the attack – can identify these “fan”atics and weeks later there still is no arrest. The LAPD is now out in full force at Dodger Stadium as part of a zero tolerance policy strictly enforced on fans after the opening day attack. But is it a little too late?
There is a $150,000 reward for information leading to arrests. The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for tipsters to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to www.LACrimeStoppers.org. To see the LAPD’s flier, click on Attempt Murder Dodger Stadium at www.lapdonline.org. More information about donations and Bryan Stow’s condition can be found on his family’s website www.support4bryanstow.com.
We Want Justice for Bryan Stow!