Tim Kwong according to a facebook page appears to be the name of the man who reportedly lit the first car on fire during the riot turned himself into the police Thursday afternoon (June 16, 2011).
Watch him lighting a truck on fire 51 seconds into this Global National video…
A letter of apology from his facebook page reads as…
“Hey Everyone ! The status is : I Turned myself in to the VPD today on Jun 16th 12pm I am now being charged on 4 counts. I am Truly Sorry for what i have done !!! I have no excuse for my actions during the Riot. To my Friends, Family, Coworkers, and of course all of Vancouver and BC i am SORRY for what i have done.
I would like to say on my behalf that I LOVE VANCOUVER ! I’ve been Born n Raised here all my life !! and that This Town means everything to me !!! again i understand that my actions caused did not show any of that ! But i hope you one day see that i do care about this town and my friends n family and this is NOT like me !!
I am ashamed at what i have done, I am ashamed of being a canucks fan and vancouverrite. I know i may never gain the respect of this town again. But I PROMISE that i will do whatever i can to make this up !! I am a big believer in Cleaning up your mess !! I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to make things right ! I hope this will insite some of the other rioters to do the right thing and turn themselves in !!!! I will do whatever it takes to help out and clean this town up and do what i can to prevent actions like this from ever happening in our town again.
I know I deserve all the hate !! but please be respectful and don’t hate on any of my friends or family or co workers since these actions are only caused by ME and ME only !!!! Again SORRY VANCOUVER ! SORRY BC !!”