Stanley Cup rioter ordered to pay money to victim 0
The latest Stanley Cup rioter to be sentenced has been ordered to pay money to one of the victims affected by the June 15, 2011 mayhem - the first time a rioter has been ordered to do so.
Alexander Peepre - sentenced Thursday to 60 days jail, 18 months probation and 125 hours community service - must pay $2,000 to the owner of the SUV he helped overturn during the night of the riot.
The 21-year-old was escorted from court by a sheriff to begin serving his jail term immediately. Although Peepre will remain in jail until Sept. 16, he will serve the rest of his sentence on weekends so he can continue to study at the University of B.C.
Peepre punched a Good Samaritan who had already been knocked down the ground the night of the riot.
Victim Cameron Brown ended up with three stitches near his eye as well as a concussion as a result.
Brown attended the sentencing in court to serve Peepre with notice of a civil suit. He's seeking $5,000 in pain-and-suffer and about $5,000 more in costs to repair a camera damaged that night.
The Stanley Cup rioter, however, was whisked away to court detention before Brown could serve him with the notice.
More to come.