A 21-year-old man who had faced more charges than any other person in connection with the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver has been sentenced to four months in jail.

Timothy Lau, of Comox, B.C., was charged with four counts of mischief to property over $5,000, two counts of mischief, two counts of break and enter and committing indictable offence and one count of taking part in a riot.

Lau was seen in pictures and video later at a number of different locations the night of June 15, 2011, when mayhem erupted on the streets of downtown Vancouver after the hometown Canucks lost hockey’s Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins.

Wearing brightly coloured shorts and a green shirt, Lau was seen in one piece of video evidence played in court jumping from one overturned car to another. In another instance, he used a headless mannequin as a battering ram against the back window of an SUV.

Lau ultimately was charged with damaging six vehicles. He was also caught on camera looting a number of stores during the riot.

Lau told the court he didn’t recall taking part in the riot until he saw pictures of himself there later. He said that his memory and judgement were impaired because he had consumed a great amount of alcohol and had taken the drug ecstasy prior to the incidents.

Lau's lawyer, Matthew Low, argued prior to sentencing that the amount of media scrutiny should be taken into account in the sentence.

“What I was trying to suggest was that the amount of exposure in the media that Mr. Lau received should be considered as some degree of punishment,” Low said later outside court.

In court Monday, Provincial Court Judge Reg Harris said, “Lau was actively involved in the riot for a protracted period of time. His involvement requires a custodial sentence that achieves denunciation and deterrence"

Lau’s lawyer had asked for a two-month sentence. “I imagine that is going to be a very difficult cross for him to bear throughout his life,” Low said later.

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