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Video shows Bryan Stow confronted inside Dodger Stadium

A newly released video shows the San Francisco Giants fan who was badly beaten at Dodger Stadium being confronted.
June 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A newly released video shows the San Francisco Giants fan who was badly beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot in a dispute with a man inside the stadium prior to the assault.

Investigators were examining the video Monday to see whether it sheds any light on the vicious beating of Stow after the season's opening game.

Los Angeles police said they believe the fan in the video, who was wearing black and orange, is Stow. The man can be seen being confronted by another man in a blue Dodgers hat and jersey.

The hands of the man that resembles Stow are up defensively. The Dodgers fan, who was a few feet away, then curses in Spanish and turns away.

However, the Dodger fan in the video is not the man police believe beat Stow.

Stow, a 42-year-old Santa Cruz paramedic and father of two, was wearing Giants apparel at the March 31 game. Police said that after the game, two men attacked Stow in the stadium parking lot. He was knocked down, beaten and left in critical condition with head injuries.

Stow remains in serious condition at San Francisco General Hospital.

TMZ.com originally posted the video, but would not say how it obtained it.

John Stow, Bryan Stow's cousin, said he watch the video and agreed that it shows his cousin.

"What I have heard, the gal that shot the video said Bryan was basically telling the guy, 'Respect the game, respect the game,'" John Stow said. "The guy was trying to confront him but Bryan wouldn't take the bait."

The Los Angeles Police Department said Giovanni Ramirez, 31, is the prime suspect in the beating. However, they have yet to file charges against Ramirez in connection to the assault.

Ramirez was arrested in May and recently was sent back to prison for 10 months for a parole violation involving access to a gun.

Ramirez's attorney, Jose Romero, said the man with Stow in the video does not match the description given by witnesses of the beating suspects and is confident his client is not Stow's attacker.

"If there are cameras, which there should be, inside Dodger Stadium, I think that will be a starting point for an investigation," Romero said.

Romero said he has witnesses who will swear Ramirez was not at Dodger Stadium the night of March 31 beating.

Anyone with information regarding the attack on Stow is urged to contact the following:

  • During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7.
  • Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD."
  • Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.
  • You can also send email directly to BryanStowAttemptMurder@gmail.com.

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