The first of hundreds of billboards showing police sketches of two men who assaulted a San Francisco Giants fan after the opening-day game at Dodger Stadium were installed today.
Lamar Advertising donated the billboard space in hopes of generating tips leading to the men who attacked Bay Area resident Bryan Stow. Police said Stow, who was wearing Giants attire, was attacked without provocation by two men wearing Dodgers gear in a stadium parking lot.
Lamar spokeswoman Luly Armienta told ABC7 that with the Giants scheduled to play again at Dodger Stadium next week, the company “felt it necessary to remind the public that these assailants are still out there, and if we have the boards available, why not?”
She told the station the company would install 200 billboards today, and 100 more by the end of the month.
Stow remains hospitalized at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. His family reported on its website, support4stow.blogspot.com, that Stow has shown signs of improvement in recent days–enough so that they are considering having him transferred to a hospital closer to home, possibly UC San Francisco Medical Center.
The suspects in the attack were described as between 18 and 25 years old. According to the composite sketches released by police, the two suspects had shaved heads. Both had thin mustaches and one also had a small goatee. The second suspect had numerous tattoos on his neck.
|Above: Bryan Stow with his son and daughter. Below: Composite sketches of the suspects.|
[An earlier story on the attack on Bryan Stow can be read here.]