Porn actor slash web designer suspected of slashing porn co-worker to death with "Samurai sword"

Susannah Breslin reports grisly news out of Porn Valley today: a part-time web designer, part-time porn actor (who'd just lost both jobs and his residence) is the primary suspect in "a stabbing rampage with what is purported be a movie prop Samurai sword." The murder took place last night. The victim was a co-star of the suspect in at least one adult film, and a self-described "multimedia consultant" whose final tweets included mention of tinkering around with WordPress files late at night. The murder suspect had a history of violent behavior, as evidenced in his social networking profiles. Susannah writes:
Driver.jpg Stephen Hill, 30, who performs in adult movies under the name Steve Driver, whose middle name, the LAPD confirmed in a phone call this afternoon, is Clancy, and whose last known residence is Canoga Park, fatally stabbed a coworker at Ultima DVD Inc. The Van Nuys company specializes in fetish videos in which men are abused by women. News reports state Hill was a sometimes porn actor and a web designer for the adult video production company and distributor. The incident took place in the back of the building at approximately 10:20 pm Tuesday evening. Hill was upset because he had been told he was losing his job and had been evicted from the company's building, where he had been living. The first victim was stabbed with what has been described as a "machete-like" weapon or "Samurai sword." Two coworkers who attempted to come to the first victim's aid were also stabbed. Hill fled the scene. He was last seen driving a 1996 blue Toyota RAV4 with right-side damage and license plate 5YTC423.

ballsth.jpg (...) The victim who died is reportedly someone at least known in the business as Tom Dong. Ironically, the two men appear together on the box cover of a "Cuckold Abuse and and Femdom Humiliation." In the movie, the husband (Dong) must bear witness as his wife has sex with an "ethnic" man (Hill). It appears Dong was on Twitter, as well. His handle: @notjustanotherasian. He described himself as an "Entrepreneur. Multimedia Consultant. Technology Enthusiast. Observer of Life. Motivated Individual."

There's much more in her report about the online bread crumbs that trail back to the suspect, including ominous MySpace profile messages about death and killing people. Also, links to some of the adult films in which the suspect performed.

Susannah adds,

While I don't recall having ever met Hill, his type is familiar: a porn fan who became so obsessed with the industry that he managed to find a place in it, a hanger-on who never got farther up than the bottom rung, a loose cannon among loose cannons who one day went off.
Porn star murder suspect may have had a history of violence (True/Slant. Report is work-safe, but includes links to material that is graphically sexual)

Screengrabs of final tweets by the murder victim, whose profile has since been disabled on Twitter, follow.

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  1. “whose middle name, the LAPD confirmed in a phone call this afternoon, is Clancy” that is the oddest thing I have read in any article ever.

    1. The point of that line (which is excerpted here on Boing Boing out of context) is that it confirms that the suspect is the same guy who appeared in these adult films. Prior to that confirmation, we weren’t sure.

      1. dont worry, nobody is criticizing your cutting journalism. You excerpts always slice right to the heart of the story

    1. Rick, if I were told to predict how the word would have come up I would have expected something related to the cuckoo.

  2. That might be the point of the line, but the word ‘Clancy’ itself makes one stop and goggle. The very idea that the guy who’s unashamedly porking the girl/bloke splayed before you may have a middle name of ‘Clancy’ is just inexplicably delicious.

  3. I just got to the part about him starring in Cum Fart Tsunami 2. I have to go lie down with a cool cloth on my forehead now.

  4. This would never make it as the plot of a movie, again proving that truth is stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense.

  5. He looks kinda like the Old Spice guy:
    Look at your man. Now back to me.
    Anything can happen. I have a sword.

          1. I think being confused is enough for tonight. No reason to top it off with feeling inadequate.

  6. It’s amazing how exponentially more interesting this story becomes by his choice of weapon.

  7. According to the news report he was about to be fired for “inappropriate behavior”. When “Cum Fart Tsunami 2” is part of your business plan what a fellow gotta do to be inappropriate?

  8. Excellent advice, if I wasn’t an actual really tiny man. You can stop helping now. I’m going to go corner the market on copies of Cum Fart Tsunami 2.

  9. You know, I have never known anyone who has a Samurai sword who is not a loopy nut.

    It’s the one thing I miss about not being in the midwest anymore: The news reports of drunken dinks getting into fights and hurting/killing each other with Samurai swords.

    Is there any blog devoted to folks hurting themselves with mail order weapons like this?

    1. For what it’s worth, I know a lot of people with samurai swords who aren’t loopy nuts.

      But then, I hang out with the medieval weapons / martial arts crowd at the Royal Armouries. These may not be representative of sword-owners in your area.

    2. Tynam has a point, but truth be told, it’s quite ironic to see someone with a mullet, trucker hat, and crappy tattoos wielding a samurai sword.

    3. Yeah. It’s weird to read about a sword attack that doesn’t involve Indiana or Hoosiers.

    4. @24: you got some links to back this assertion? I’ve lived all but two years of my life in the upper midwest. I’ve never heard of such things. Not saying it doesn’t happen, I just want some proof that it does.

  10. just a small thing, but femdom doesnt mean abuse of females, it’s females abusing dudes…domination by not of females…he’s clearly nuts but its a bit rich to state a fact that is contradicted by the accompanying picture

    lol, you said cum fart

  11. Every time the media says “samurai sword” I die a little inside. Kind of like when they refer to all assault rifles as “machine guns.”

  12. With all respect to you “Cumfart Tsunami” fans out there, the correct terminology is dirtpipe milkshake.

  13. As a fellow web designer, I have to re-assess my career choice now because… you know… it’s a slippery slope: first you’re an innocent web designer, next thing you’re a on-again-off-again porn actor, next thing you know, you’re a samurai-sword-wielding murderer.

  14. As is sadly the case with most sequels, “Cum Fart Tsunami 2” did not live up to the sublime creative genius of the original “Cum Fart Tsunami” and was roundly panned by critics as a cheap, hype-soaked, imitation.

    1. Disappointingly derivative, given the seminal nature of the original work.

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