Last month Giants fan Bryan Stow was mercilessly beaten by a pair of unknown attackers outside Dodger Stadium following L.A.’s opening day win over San Fran. Stow, who was wearing a Giants jersey, was taunted, then jumped by two men who repeatedly kicked and punched the defenseless Stow as he lay on the ground, before fleeing in a waiting vehicle.
Since the vicious beating, Stow has remained in a coma. Last week the 42-year-old opened his eyes for the first time, although doctors were quick to point out that his long-term recovery is still up in the air.
Reports have surfaced today that one man is in police custody following a SWAT team raid on an East Hollywood apartment building. Little is known of the suspect, except that as police marched out the occupants of the raided apartment, one person was seen with a bald head and neck and arm tattoos that resembled one of the alleged attackers in a police sketch.
From the L.A. Times…
At about 7 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team descended on an East Hollywood apartment building with a warrant in hand. According to apartment building manager Maritza Camacho, police, using loudspeakers and with guns drawn, called out to the occupants of Apartment 25. Inside was one of the men police suspect in the March 31 beating that left Stow with brain damage.
As residents of the three-story building stood watching from balconies, police removed, one by one, the people who were inside the apartment, according to Camacho. Among them was a man with a bald head and tattoos on his neck and arms, she said, a description that appeared to match the vague sketches released by police of one of the two suspects. She added that he did not appear to resist being taken into custody.
Good news. Better news would be that Stow’s alleged attacker rolls over on his partner, and both men end up in police custody. Best news would be that Stow recovers and gets to see these two heartless bastards sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their senseless attack.