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Stow heads home as LAPD gets help from billboards

Posted on: May 13, 2011 1:02 pm
Edited on: May 13, 2011 1:08 pm
By Matt Snyder

You might recall that back on opening day, two cowardly Dodgers fans jumped Bryan Stow -- a Giants fan wearing a Giants jersey at Dodgers Stadium -- and beat him into a coma. The two were reportedly screaming obscenities about Stow being a Giants fan, meaning the motivation behind the beating was simply that they had different taste in favorite baseball teams.

Since then, Stow has been fighting for his life while the two low-lifes -- who, sorry, I refuse to call "men" -- have remained at large.

Fortunately, Stow's condition has improved enough that he's going to be transferred back closer to his home. From the website his family has been running since the tragic day, here's the latest on his condition:
Bryan has been responsive to stimulation, and while he doesn't do it on command, his eyes have been opening. He doesn't focus, but Dr. Zada said it was something. We had not been getting eye movement, except within the past few days, with them opening today. Again, not sure if its involuntary, but it's another "we'll take it" moment.
That's great news. Hopefully he continues to progress.

As far as the search for his assailants, the LAPD has taken quite a drastic measure. Thursday, about 200 billboards in the LAPD area showed the sketches of the two perpetrators advertise a $100,000 reward for any help in bringing the suspects in. ( There are another 100 on the way, too. Give credit to Lamar Advertising Co., because it donated the billboard space (to see a picture of the billboard, click here).

"I think it's a great thing that this company's doing this," LAPD detective P.J. Morris told the Sentinel. "I think it will certainly generate more people calling. Anything out there that can generate interest in the public, the better."

Hopefully this leads to the capture of the two suspects. I believe it goes without saying that the type of people who would jump a guy from behind and beat him senseless due to having a different favorite team are also the types of people who would brag to people about doing so. It's possible they're also the type of people who would have friends who would easily sell them out for a cool 100 grand.

The billboards are certainly unconventional, but it's good the city of Los Angeles is doing whatever it takes to make sure justice is served in this case.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:14 pm

Stow heads home as LAPD gets help from billboards

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 10:08 am

Stow heads home as LAPD gets help from billboards

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Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: May 14, 2011 11:31 am

Stow heads home as LAPD gets help from billboards

It don't matter where the ones who did this are from - there not humans at all.  As much as I hate Gator fans, they still have a right to like who they do.  I hope these guys are found and beat to death themselves - that would be good ol' Southern Justice.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: May 14, 2011 12:20 am

Stow heads home as LAPD gets help from billboards

You must not of read the article or you would of seen the billboard??

Since: Sep 13, 2008
Posted on: May 13, 2011 11:01 pm

Stow heads home as LAPD gets help from billboards

Spinachman just a Zero trying to become a One.   

Since: Mar 15, 2009
Posted on: May 13, 2011 10:58 pm

Stow heads home as LAPD gets help from billboards

spinachman.......the more you type the more you reveal what an idiot you are.  Going to a baseball game, or any sporting evert, wearing the opposing team's jersey, is going into a hostile environment........and that person should know how to get out of that environment if needed.....Are you f'n serious?  Idiots like you have no place in this world.  And as for the fight, and no one knowing what really happened, how about Stow's two friends that were with him and the 10-20 witnesses that all had the same story.  They were walking to their car, being harassed the whole time, and the "fight" consisted of Stow being cold cocked from behind.  He never saw the attack, never saw the punch, hit his head on the concrete when he went down and is still in a coma.  Get a clue, that's not the definition of a "fight", there were several witnesses that all had the same story, and going to a ballgame, whether it's a football game, a baseball game, or game of tiddlywinks wearing your favorite teams jersey doesn't constitute a "hostile environment" that we should be prepared for.  spinachman do us all a favor and get yourself sterilized.  This world doesn't need your gene pool.

Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 10:36 pm

Stow heads home as LAPD gets help from billboards

I know it is a long shot; but I am sure most people pay with a credit card.

Why not look at the database of ticket purchasers that night; see what you can come up with; I know the list would be large; but I think it would be worth it; by chance they paid with cash; at least you tried.

Not sure if it would be feasable; but why not try.  You could also cut the name database that night to males; then further names that might fit the bil.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 10:02 pm

Stow heads home as LAPD gets help from billboards

I live in LA.  This is what happens when you let illegal  mexicans into the country.  Ignorance on my part?  Poverty creates gangs as well as  animosity and envy   There are more mexican gangs in this country than any other race.  DODGER STADIUM IS FILLED WITH MEXICAN GANGS....Truth hurts.  If you're offended, I dont care

Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 10:00 pm

Website opts for Picture of JEFF FISHER'S Brother

Great Assist CBSsportline.  I love this site...........But why not help the cause and Show the picture that is on the Billboard, rather than the Mustached man in uniform?  .............SMH.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 9:36 pm

Stow heads home as LAPD gets help from billboards

What low lifes. As the article said I'm sure they bragged to someone and one of the people they told will ratt them out. Rightfully so.

As far as Popeye down there I think most are taking what he's saying out of context. At least I hope so. I think what he means to say is when you put yourself in a dangerous situation you need to have a plan to get out of it.

The sad thing here is going to a baseball game is dangerous.

I've been to a Steelers game when the Raiders were in LA in a much worse part of town and wore my Steelers garb and had a few people say something but nothing developed.

I go to Steelers and Penguines games all over the country when I can and have never been attacked. Granted there are allot of Steelers and Pens fan everywhere so it doesn't seem too bad.

I've been to Browns Steelers games in at Heinz and 3 rivers with the Browns and Cleveland fans were there and the crowd let them know what they thought of thier team but never got violent.

I even went to a Rangers and Flyers game in Philly and some Ranger fans were not apreciated but they still walked out without being beat senseless.

If they went to Pat's afterwards they might have been.

My point is it's a game and people should be passionate fans but still humans first. If the Philly fans can tolerate NY fans then certainly the LA folks can give up these punks so Bubba can have his way with these 2 prison lolitas.

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