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Victim in Adult Industry Employee's Stabbing Rampage Identified, Reward Offered for Info Leading to Suspect's Capture

Tom Dong at work (via Ultima/used with permission)
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Earlier today authorities released the name of the adult industry performer who was fatally stabbed by a co-worker, reports LA Now. 30-year-old Herbert Hin Wong, who performed under the name "Tom Dong," was one of three victims in a workplace attack Tuesday night, when co-worker Stephen Hill allegedly went on what has been described as an unprovoked rampage while wielding a sword used in adult films as a prop. Wong and Hill (aka "Steve Driver) have appeared in at least two adult films together.The staff of Ultima Entertainment, where Dong and Hill worked, have posted a tribute to their late colleague on their site:

Tom Dong was a cinematographer and actor of Ballbusting Pornstars, blogger, editor and webmaster of Armpit Girls, and he was also our best friend. We are very saddened by his sudden and unfortunate passing, but we are also celebrating all of his rich contributions to our lives and business. Tom['s] heroism a few days ago enabled us to escape with our lives, and his sacrifice will not go unheard. He will be remembered in the industry as a actor and technical “go-to” guy who was a valuable resource and friend to all.

The LAPD are conducting a manhunt for Hill, who may have fled the Los Angeles area. Authorities believe he may be armed, and ask that anyone who sees him contact them regarding his whereabouts. In the meantime, Ultima is offering a $2000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Hill was last seen fleeing the scene in a blue 1998 Toyota RAV 4 with a California license plate of 5YTC423.