Accused Stanley Cup rioter cried after seeing footage of himself

Spencer Kirkwood, 25, leaves the Provincial Court in Vancouver in this December 14, 2011 file...

Spencer Kirkwood, 25, leaves the Provincial Court in Vancouver in this December 14, 2011 file photo. (QMI Agency/CARMINE MARINELLI)

Tyler Orton, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:24 PM ET

VANCOUVER – The first Stanley Cup rioter to go on trial admitted to a police officer he broke down upon seeing video of himself smashing windows and grinning during the June 2011 mayhem.

Police interview footage played in court Tuesday shows a very tense Spencer Kirkwood recalling the riot night for an investigator.

He repeatedly told RCMP Const. Cathy MacDonald he had no memory of rampaging through downtown Vancouver following a night of heavy drinking, but identified himself in a video in which he smashed windows at the Telus building.

“When I first saw the video, I thought I was going to jail,” he told the investigator in July 2011. “To be honest, I just started to cry a little bit.”

The Vancouver man, who is originally from Chilliwack, B.C., said he contacted authorities after seeing footage online.


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