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Dodgers Fan Juan Banda: I'm Not a Suspect in Beating

6/29/2011 10:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Juan Banda, the Dodgers fan who was videotaped in a stadium screaming match with Bryan Stow the day Stow was beaten, is telling friends police do NOT consider him a suspect in the attack.


TMZ has learned ... the LAPD went over to Banda's house early this morning -- and Juan's telling friends, investigators specifically asked him about the bleacher footage ... which shows a pissed off Banda yelling right in Stow's face during the game. Stow was rooting for the San Francisco Giants.

We're told Juan gave his side of the story to police -- that Bryan incited him, claiming he'd "rather eat his own feces than eat a Dodger dog" -- and the officers informed him that he was NOT considered a suspect in the beating.

062711_fight_small_v2_launchAs we previously reported, a man named Giovanni Ramirez has already been arrested for the attack -- and cops say he is the prime suspect.

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1211 days ago


Sounds like Stow pissed off plenty of Dodgers fans that day

1211 days ago

Hank the Angry Dwarf    

Just another lying Doyar fan.

1211 days ago

Master Po    

He wanted attention by going to that stadium, and got it.

1211 days ago


who cares if stow pissed people off? there are always opposing fans at games. here in dc it is epidemic because so many people are from somewhere else. there is no excuse for what happened to the guy. pour a beer on him or something. all this over the name on a jersey. sad.

1211 days ago


I never thought he was the guy that beat Stow. I simply thought he was a loser hothead that takes baseball and ballpark food way too seriously. That opinion hasn't changed.

1211 days ago


Riiiight... of course he's not a suspect...just like Ramirez wasn't even at the game. Are Dodger fans even capable of telling the truth? Or is being a lying POS a requirement of a Dodger's fan?

1211 days ago


this is news? did we REALLY need to hear MORE from this retarded *******??? are you going to publish every freaking cell phone video from every idiot that was there that day???
get with the program harvey.......this is ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ and who gives a flocK?
15 minutes indeed.

1211 days ago


it all boils down to separating the men from the chest-beating animals. you're not above the problem if you become a part of the problem. hello? all men out there? stop causing war on everything from a ballgame to a country and its policies. STOP!

1211 days ago

TMZ Shameless    

Looks like this guy is just looking for a way to get his 15 minutes of fame!!! ... Its his word agasint Stow's...you can even hear the conversation on the footage so who's to say that the conversation even took place like this guy is claiming...I smell BS

1211 days ago


Bryan Stow didn't deserve to be beaten for being stupid or a jerk. But, he put himself in a bad situation because of his own stupidity.

1211 days ago


Dodger fans are not fans! They are heck tmz censorship will ************** it out so why bother. S/*****///

1211 days ago


With the facts coming out, they'll never convict Ramirez b/c too many other suspects are at the ballpark. Additionally, Ramirez's daughter has said that her father was home with her and they have not proven he was at the game. I feel very sad for Ramirez and his fanmily, especially his daughter, if the truth is being told and they continue to have this man incarcerated on a bogus probation violation b/c they don't have the evidence for Stow's beating.

1211 days ago


Suspect? No. Douchebag? Yes.

1211 days ago


Dodger fans are disgusting trash just like the city of L.A

If Brian Stow were a cop this whole thing would've been solved a long time ago.

1211 days ago
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