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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.

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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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46.

BillyBobButts    

I see this POS didn't miss a meal what a fat arse, Mickie D's anyone !!!!!!

1150 days ago
47.

Kartrashian Klown    

Question; If Ramirez is the suspect that how come LAPD hasn't produced enough evidence to formally charge him? Seems like Ramirez is the scapegoat. Also, Banda finally got questioned yesterday? They should have gotten his side a long time ago. This is how rowdy it gets in games and Stow should have known Dodger fans were gonna get angry by his behavior. There he was putting gasoline on a fire..dumbbutt.

1150 days ago
48.

Kartrashian Klown    

@ Gormm..sure, let's arrest him and months later make him a millionaire for violating his civil rights and freedom.

1150 days ago
49.

who dat    

Unless Banta took a polygraph, i doubt he has been eliminated as a suspect.

1150 days ago
50.

Hoosier    

That ballpark isn't what it used to be. It is full of gangbangers and it's just not a place that a family should be going to anymore. It's dangerous and that is obvious. LA is different than it used to be and people need to realize that.

1150 days ago
51.

Ammy    

you're a nimrod if you think bad mouthing a hot dog is "putting gas on a fire".

1150 days ago
52.

AZEMS    

NO ONE SAID YOU WERE A SUSPECT GENIUS. GET YOUR FACE OFF THIS STORY. THE VIDEO CLEARLY SHOWS YOU APPROACHING BRYAN THO, AND HE NEVER EVEN STOOD UP TO CAUSE MORE PROBLEMS. YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM, DEFINITELY NOT THE SOLUTION TO THE VIOLENCE AT THESE GAMES.

1150 days ago
53.

MARGETALICA    

while stow's friends watched the attacker beat the snot out of him-Don't you think they would have known Banda the guy with the name on his shrit- from the hot dog incident - and been able to id the perp? This man is not the perp. I think they have the wrong people.

1150 days ago
54.

MARGETALICA    

As details of the case emerge -I now question if the man being held is the right person.Unless there is more evidence? I do not think the evidence they have shared with the public to date- is enough to convince a jury to convict-Eye wittness acounts from friends that watched a knocked out friend kicked -that seemed to have minimal signs of defense wounds- not even a scratch after such an extreme attack - might create a problem. There must be more to it - the desire to hold Ramiraz that any other time would be tossed out of jail on permp probo status-leads me to believe thay must have more on him
we will see -one thing about this case I suspect the initial profiles of those involved will change- Flip the script...

1150 days ago
55.

suckballs    

This Juan guy is a loser that gets tough when the rest of the "vadio" is behind him.

1150 days ago
56.

sgm    

These "men" and I use that term loosely need to grow up! This got way out of hand and I do think everyone including Mr. Stow was partly to blame for this escalating to this point. But I do not condone violence in this way when it comes to watching an athletic event. It is a GAME boys!

1150 days ago
57.

jeff    

juan was my supervisor at work and ill tell you this he is by far one of the nicest most respectful people you will meet and by no way did he mean any harm in this stow obviously has no respect and keep his rude comments to his self and juan does not bash other teams or make rude comments just wanted stow to have a little more respect.. anyway juan your a great guy and forget these clowns who dont know you because i have for 11 years and not one time have you disrespected anyone jeff j

1149 days ago
58.

slick    

what a useless piece of $%#&, I'll never ever got to a Dodger game in my life, it's a disgrace, tear the building down please !!! I used to go in the 70's during the Garvey, Cey, Yeager days, and it's time to raze Dodger stadium, maybe sell the team to Bakersfield, at least there's not as many gang banging idiots....LA is a disgrace to sports, it's the worst sports city in the United States. ....all because of the gang banging losers, go back to TJ

1148 days ago
59.

JustB    

Well said slick!

1148 days ago
60.

JIm    

I'd like to hear Brian's side of the story. Sadly he's fighting for his life due to some as****.

1148 days ago
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