Porn-Stabbing Suspect Had Previous Conviction
According to police, 30-year-old Steven Hill used a machete-type sword at the offices of Ultima DVD, located in the San Fernando Valley.
Police say Hill, known as Steve Driver, fled the area after the incident. Officials say he had been living at the business offices and was told he needed to leave by Tuesday. He worked there as a web designer and was also a struggling actor. Reports say he was being fired for "inappropriate behavior."
Hill grabbed the weapon, which was used as a prop and stabbed a co-worker in the back of the business, police said. Two fellow employees who ran over to help were also stabbed.
Reports say the victim is reportedly 31-year-old Tom Dong. Detectives told XBIZ they will not release his real identity until his next of kin is notified.
Mike Ramone, a producer and director for JM Productions and Robert Hill Releasing, told XBIZ he directed Hill in two movies, "Tea Baggin Party" and "Cum Fart Tsunami 2." He also said that Hill and Dong "were friends."
"He seemed like such a mellow, laid back guy," Ramone said. "He always showed up on time and he was a good sexual performer who was incapable of something like this."
But according to various reports, Hill has made threats to kill people at mass gatherings, suffers from mental illness and can get very violent.
Hill had a previous conviction of assaulting an instructor on a Maryland college campus in 1998, according to officials. Hill had threatened a teaching assistant with a handgun if he didn't get an A in class, according to a Washington Post article.
Hill told the instructor that he was "a mobster and would dismember the instructor's body if he didn't get the grade." During the trial, Hill testified that he threatened to kill the instructor after the teacher requested oral sex. Hill was convicted of assault in the incident.
Comments have been pouring in from many people in the adult community.
"OMG, I thought of Steve Driver whey they said it was a skinny black guy with a sword," porn star Dana DeArmond tweeted. "I knew he wasn't right in the head."
On MeanBitchesGlen's Twitter page, one post reads, "Tom Dong was one of the nicest guys in the business. This is a real tragedy. RIP Tom... you will be missed."
The adult community is also urging the police to find Hill as soon as possible.
Officials say the two other victims suffered cuts and injuries to the arms and shoulders.
Police are looking for the suspect who drove off in a 1995 blue Toyota RAV 4 with the California license plates 5YTC423.