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Porn Actor Stephen Hill Wanted after Sword Rampage; Was Actor Tom Dong His Victim?

Stephen Hill (Personal Photo)
Personal Photo
Stephen Hill
Stephen Hill (Personal Photo)

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) Los Angeles police are hunting down porn actor Stephen Hill - aka Steve Driver - who allegedly used a sword during a deadly rampage against a fellow porn actor.

Police have not identified the victim, but the Internet is buzzing that the fallen man is porn actor Herbert Wong, who performed as Tom Dong.

Los Angeles police say that Hill became enraged at a social gathering late Tuesday at Ultima DVD Inc.'s distribution and production center in Van Nuys, Calif., where he acted in adult films. Hill then allegedly attacked three of his fellow actors, sending two to the hospital and killing another, rumored to be Wong, when he tried to intervene.

"There was no indication that things were going to get violent, there was nothing that provoked this attack, but at some point Steven chose to arm himself with what can be best described as a sword," Detective Joel Price said. "He then used that sword against those three victims."

After the attack, Hill fled in an SUV with the weapon, one of several swords at the site, police said.

Steve Nelson, editor-in-chief of Adult Industry News, said he had met Hill at social gatherings.

"He seemed like an OK guy who was trying very hard to get recognized and get his name out there," Nelson said. "He carried around pictures of himself in hard-core action, and he would always want to show them to me."

Hill appeared in some Ultima films and had worked on its website, but Price believed the studio severed its business ties with Hill when he was told to leave the production facility.

Hill had lived for several months in a section of the production facility that appeared to double as an adult movie set. A witness to the attack also lived in the building, sleeping in a studio furnished as a bedroom.