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Reward In Giants’ Fan Attack Case Grows To $50K

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Police sketches of two suspects in the beating of a Giants fan at Dodger Stadium. (LAPD)

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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.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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