Last week I told you how ashamed I was that no one had turned in the suspects in the Bryan Stow beating that occurred at Dodger Stadium on opening day back in March. Stow was beaten because he was a Giant’s fan wearing his team’s jersey. I’m proud to say that yesterday, LAPD officers made an arrest of one of the suspects.
Earlier in the week, the monetary reward that was offered had been increased from $100,000 to $200,000, so I’m not too surprised a viable tip came in. However, the tip didn’t come from a citizen who ‘suddenly’ realized his next-door neighbor resembled a suspect on one of the many billboards scattered through the City of Los Angeles. Nope, the tip came from a parole agent. The defendant (now that he’s been arrested he goes from being a suspect to defendant) had recently been released from prison. The parole agent noticed the gang member defendant was obtaining numerous tattoos over old ones already on his neck – as if he was trying to hide something. The parole agent also noticed the defendant resembled the composite drawing of the suspect. Good observations on the part of the parole agent. I don’t know for sure, but doubt he’ll be able to collect the reward. I still shake my head that no citizen came forward prior to the clue provided by a member of the law enforcement community.
But there are still two suspects out there. The other loser who beat Bryan Stow is still walking the streets along with the female who drove the getaway car. I’m betting there is still reward money available – but probably not for long. Once LAPD gets one suspect in custody the other perpetrators are usually not far behind.
(Kathy leans back and hums the theme song from the TV show COPS)
On side note: Fox television has given the axe to the television show America’s Most Wanted. There is a Facebook page to try to save the show. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Americas-Most-Wanted/160575763985016?sk=wallI think AMW’s record stands by itself. 1152 fugitives captured. Seventeen of those were on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. 50 children recovered. The fans have saved the show once before and maybe it can be done again. If you think the show has done good work over the years, go ‘Like’ the page. AMW needs everyone’s support.