« BACK TO TMZ TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.

0629_banda_EX_TMZ_01

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.


For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
66 COMMENTS

No Avatar
16.

Firefly    

What I want to know is WHERE ARE HIS FRIENDS that were in the picture with him before the beating. Why haven't they come forward? Why haven't we heard a thing out of any of them? Are they OK or are they missing? Did they get beat also? Are they being threatened by the ones that beat Stow to keep quiet? Lots of questions.......

1151 days ago
17.

Mark    

And this comes from a fool who forcefully threatened the guy but never came forward until pressured and the cops found him. You aren't a suspect? Sure thing Banda. I love naive Dodger fans.

1151 days ago
18.

WillisD    

Reality80: Unfortunately Brian Stow wasn't a cop, he was a douchebag.

1151 days ago
19.

daftshadow    

pretty sure he's not the suspect. i mean someone would've told the police that the man who did the beating or was one of the men involved had a dodger jersey with the name Banda on the back unless he took off the shirt. any way, i don't think they will ever find the real perpetrators other than having Ramirez as their main suspect who they aren't even sure he is the right guy.

1151 days ago
20.

Ammy    

He allegedly bad mouthed a hot dog!! How is that being a loud mouth jerk, no innocent angel, etc. This behavior and support for it come from the third world country that brought us shooting people for wearing the wrong color clothing.

Stay classy LA!

1151 days ago
21.

Ammy    

here's hoping something bad happens to Banda or a family member when someone gets "incited" by an innocuous comment.

1151 days ago
22.

ELLAYALLDAY    

I love Dodger dogs! I can't stand San Francisco Giant VEGETABLES! Specially the brain dead ones who DESERVED it! Trash talking? you better be ready to back your big mouth up!

1151 days ago
23.

ELLAYALLDAY    

Trash talking Bryan Stow wishes he had a Dodger Dog now. Big mouth's get beatdown! Now he's eating out of a hospital I.V.

1151 days ago
24.

Kiko    

Dear Sirs,

I can confirm that the over-priced Dodger Dogs are, in fact, worthy of disdain and mockery. And while I am not one to engage in hyperbole, I can say that a decision between eating a Dodger Dog and a piece of feces would be a tough one. I guess it would depend on whose feces it was.

Sincerely,
[Name withheld for fear of being pummeled by a douchebag like Juan Banda]

1151 days ago
25.

HangoverPictures.com    

This situation reminds me of the Natalee Holloway case. Did she deserve to be murdered? NO! Did Bryan Stow deserve to be beaten? NO! Did they both put themselves in bad situations by not using commonsense? YES! That's one of the biggest problem with people in this country, they see 2 inches in front of their face and no further... just living for the moment.

And I'm making this statement as the guy that runs the hangoverpictures.com website that allows people to promote their own drunken actions.

1151 days ago
26.

Frito     

@ELLALLDAY: You suck at life.

1151 days ago
27.

Hank the Angry Dwarf    

to hangover Sounds like Stow pissed off plenty of Dodgers fans that day"
, ya by wearing a Giants jersey, that place is a cesspool

1151 days ago
28.

queveda    


It just sounds like the back of any LA restaurant.And why is the parking attendant pointing at the white guy?

1151 days ago
29.

Mike    

Banda is a typical Dodger fan with a typical thug mentality. He became that confrontational with Bryan Stow because Bryan Stow said he would rather eat his own feces then a Dodger dog? Are you kidding me? What a display of poor judgment and an aggressiveness and combative reaction to such an innocuous comment.

1151 days ago
30.

Warren    

Wonder what else Brian Stow said to make Dodger fans upset? Whatever he said shouldn't had caused the beating that he got but, maybe Stow and others like him will wise up when visiting another team's stadium.

What the hick would have happened to Stow had he been at an Oakland Raiders game?

1151 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web