Police Turn To Billboards In Search For Suspects In Giants' Fan Beating
More than 200 billboards began springing up around Los Angeles today in an attempt to identify two men police suspect were involved in the brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan in Dodger Stadium on opening day.
Lamar Advertising is installing the billboard ads, with the police sketches of Stow's two attackers, in two phases. About 200 are to be installed in the coming days, with 100 more before the end of the month to try to aid the Los Angeles Police Department's investigation into the beating that left the father of two with brain damage and in a coma.
The billboard ads were developed with the help of the LAPD. The reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects has risen to $175,000. Detectives have received hundreds of calls with pieces of information but have yet to find the two assailants.
As we've reported before, the case has prompted security changes at baseball games and an outpouring of emotion from baseball fans. Bryan Stow, his family reports on their website, is still unconscious but is stable enough that he is being transferred to a hospital closer to his home in San Francisco. His chances of waking up are slim, "but still there." Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.