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Beaten Giants Fan Transported To Bay Area Hospital

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Brian Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten in Dodger Stadium, was transported to San Francisco General Hospital Monday.

The paramedic from Santa Cruz, who has been in a coma for seven weeks, will be taken closer to his home by his parents, Ann and David Stow.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetrio reports.

“This truly is the City of Angels,” a tearful Ann Stow said at a news conference at USC Hospital Sunday. “On behalf of our family, we would like to say thank you to the community that has embraced Brian and supported him.”

The family has set up a web site, www.support4brianstow.com , to keep people up to date on the man’s condition.

Stow left USC Medical Center around 11:30 a.m. in an ambulance en route to the airport in Burbank for the flight home.

Los Angeles police have not found the two men who blindsided Stow — wearing Giants attire — in a Dodger Stadium parking lot after the season opener between the two National League rivals seven weeks ago. The men stomped on Stow’s head before a car, driven by a woman with a 10-year-old boy inside, picked them up.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Sunday said the police department has done all it could to find the culprits. The LAPD will hold a press conference Tuesday to release the latest information on the case. Officials said they have been following up on leads across California.

“A full recovery is what we’re looking for,” his father David told KNX 1070.

“He started pretty good this week, I mean he’s doing a lot of movement and we look at that as a positive.”

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