One more day of playing phone tag with Los Angeles Police Department officials has resulted Tom Leykis still stalled in trying to contribute $50,000 to the reward money put up for information leading to the arrest of the two primary suspects in the Brian Stow-Dodger Stadium parking lot assault on March 31.
Could it all be too late?
Following Sunday morning’s arrest of “primary aggressor” Giovanni Ramirez, it was revealed that the tip came from a parole officer talking to an ex-con. Another male suspect remains at large, as does a female suspect who drove the two from the scene in Lot 2. Reward money may not be paid to a parole officer in a case like this.
Leykis touched base today to say that LAPD spokesman Lieutenant Andy Neiman reached out to him Monday to further discuss terms of an agreement that would have Leykis put his contribution into escrow and have him acknowledged as joining the Dodgers, Giants, L.A. City Council, County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and Stow’s ambulance company in putting up a reward that is now listed at $200,000, but they have failed to connect yet.
As a result, Leykis has delayed rescinding his reward contribution.
Meanwhile, the Stow family announced today (linked here) it filed a civil suit against the Dodgers seeking unspecified damages to cover Stow’s future medical care.