LOS ANGELES (CBS / AP) — The reward offered for information leading to the arrests of two men who severely beat a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium has grown to $50,000 after the teams kicked in contributions.

Bryan Stow, 42, was hospitalized in critical condition after the pair kicked him repeatedly in the stadium’s F2 parking lot following last Thursday’s season opener, which the Giants lost 2-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers, police said.

Stow, who works as a paramedic in Santa Cruz County, was walking with three friends when suspects clad in Dodgers clothing approached him from behind about 8:25 p.m. Thursday.

The two men first taunted Stow, who was wearing Giants gear, and then hit him from behind, which caused him to fall to the ground, where he was then kicked repeatedly in the head and body.

Stow’s friends, who were also wearing Giants clothing and are from the Bay Area, tried to intervene and were also attacked. They suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

No suspects had been arrested as of Monday, but the LAPD released sketches of the two men being sough, who are between the ages of 18 and 25.

Dodgers Spokesman Josh Rawitch said Monday the team will contribute $25,000. Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said the team will pledge $10,000.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich previously offered a reward of $10,000 for information leading to arrests in the beating case.

American Medical Response, the paramedic company Stow worked for, is also offering a $5,000 reward.

The reward “will encourage someone with information to step forward so we can bring these assailants to justice,” said Tony Bell, the supervisor’s spokesman.

This is an affront to everyone who lives in Los Angeles County, and affects our reputation, so (the supervisor) felt strongly that we need to bring these people to justice,” Bell added.

Anyone with information about the attack was encouraged to call Los Angeles police at (877) 527-3247.

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Comments (32)
  1. nancy says:

    Seriously, $25K is all the reward is for this crime. I remember when I guy took a dog off a lady’s lap in her car and the reward from that crime was over $100K. The Giants, Dodgers and the MLB should step up with the millions of dollars pouring into their bank accounts the reward should be at least $100K. SHAME ON YOU ALL!!!!

    1. cwr says:

      Why don’t you donate some reward money yourself since you feel that 25k is not enough?

    2. BRen says:

      IT’S 50K NOW. READ 1st paragraph above!

  2. Kev says:

    There will be someone to turn them in for: $25k, there are people willing to sell out their own family members for that money. If the cops get them before they get sold out for 25k, damn, they missed out. If you know who it is, do it.

  3. Julia says:

    Why haven’t the Dodgers pitched in?? Isn’t this the 4th year in a row there have been crimes at their opening day games? They should have a huge reward and they should not be allowed to have opening day games.

    1. S.Osborne says:

      can you not read?! the dodgers pitched in more then the giants!

  4. Trudy Sanders says:

    I’m sad there even needs to be a reward – people should stand up for what is right, not for how much it pays.
    I think I’l toss my Dodgers/Giant tickets : let’s see how an empty stadium looks when they come to town…. Love the Giants, Boycott the Dodgers.

    1. S. Osborne says:

      sounds good if giants fans stop cominig to LA….then we wouldnt have this problem. I am not condoning the fighting at all but you cannot blame the players

      1. Loyal Gaintfan says:

        Shame on you,dont blame Giant fans for the action of these two thugs. maybe all
        fans should stop coming to Dodger Stadium.

      2. j-dubb says:

        Really S. Osborne? I know there is a riverly, but is there need for violence. If there were no Giant’s fans or any other fans, Dodger stadium would only be 1/2 filled between innings 3-7. To blame the Giant’s fans, there are no fights up in San Francisco, it always seems to be in Los Angeles were the fights happen

      3. Tony says:

        LOL! Are you serious? Stop coming to LA? That’s almost as assinine as suggesting to not wear any gear for the opposing team. It’s a free country and you should be allowed to wear any team’s gear you want without the threat of violence from a couple of punks who thought it was cool to beat someone up just because he was a fan of the opposing team. Maybe the stadiums should stop selling alcohol. I’m willing to bet that alcohol was involved as to why this man was beaten. We all know that alcohol sales will continue though.

    2. Rich Cramer says:

      Go ahead and toss your tickets – that is the most idiotic response anyone could have… this is from a Giants fan in SF.

      1. Trudy Sanders says:

        Dodgers tickets for LA Games sold. Not blaming the team, not idiotic, 3rd generation SF Giants fan – no desire to watch LA fans beat SF fans into a coma, that’s all…

  5. Ed says:

    My prayers go out to the victim and family members. The article does mention that the Dodgers are contributing to the reward fund. Being a Dodgers fan from the bay area, I along with family members have experienced negative comments and violent confrontations while attending games at ATT Park. People just take the sport way to serious. Being a fan is one thing, but tone it down. Learn to respect one another,don’t be a sore loser or winner!!!

  6. zingaro says:

    Looks like a couple Hispanics. Probably illegal.

      1. The Truth Hurts says:

        Ignorant? Come one, you know everyone’s thinking it. Was anyone surprised it was a couple cholos?

  7. Sad LA Fan says:

    I am from the L.A. area and want to let the S.F. Giants fans know that 99.9 percent of the Los Angeles Dodger Fans and the residents of Los Angeles are disgusted, sick and mad as heck as to what took place at Dodger stadium and the beating of that young man. Most of us want to find the thug that did this and hang him (or them) in the public square. We are very sorry this occurred and want all baseball fans and especially SF Giant fans that 99.9 percent of LA residents and Dodger fans are totally against that behavior and we are very sorry that incident happened. We want justice AS MUCH as anyone.

  8. Myanzebo says:

    The Dodger organization and the Dodger Fans should be donating money for Bryan Stow’s family the ordeal that they are going through right now.

  9. joe schmoe says:

    I am going to kick a Mexican in the teeth today.

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