Billboards aid in MLB fan beating case
About 200 billboards have been placed around the Los Angeles area as police continue to search Friday for two men in connection with the brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium.
According to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the billboards started going up Thursday, featuring police sketches of the two suspects and the $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
Bryan Stow, a 42-year-old paramedic from Live Oak, Calif., was attacked after the Giants-Dodgers Opening Day game at Dodger Stadium on March 31. Police said Stow was walking with friends outside the stadium when he was taunted by two men wearing Dodgers apparel.
Doctors said Friday that Stow was stable enough to be moved to a hospital in the Bay Area where he'll be closer to his family.
Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center spokeswoman Rosa Saca said in a statement that Bryan Stow remains in a coma in critical condition, but he'll be transferred to San Francisco General and Trauma Center as early as Monday morning.
Police are hoping the billboards, which were erected free of charge by their owner, Lamar Advertising Co., will spur interest in the case and generate even more leads.
"I think it will certainly generate more people calling," LAPD detective P.J. Morris said. "Anything out there that can generate interest in the public, the better."
Morris said he is confident the suspects, believed to be between 18 and 25 years old, will be brought to justice.
An additional 100 billboards are expected to go up in the next week, Morris said.