Scholarship winner charged for participating in Vancouver riot

Camille Cacnio, at left in an image from a riot video leaving Black and Lee Tuxedos, and in a Facebook photo at right. -
Camille Cacnio, at left in an image from a riot video leaving Black and Lee Tuxedos, and in a Facebook photo at right.
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Richmond's Camille Cacnio has become the latest local resident charged in connection with the June 2011 Stanley Cup riot.

Vancouver police announced Monday that the Crown has approved two charges against Cacnio, 21: participating in a riot, and breaking and entering.

The Crown has now approved 77 charges against 30 rioters.

In an original apology posted online following the riot Cacnio apologized for her actions and said she was ready to face the music.

A scholarship winner in 2007 while she attended J.N. Burnett secondary, Cacnio admitted that she's the young woman pictured at the 1:33 mark of this YouTube video.

She explained that she was caught up in "mob mentality," was seeking an "adrenaline rush" and suggested her judgment was impaired by alcohol.

"At the time, being a part of the riot was simply to fulfill the adrenaline rush I was looking and hoping for—an adrenaline rush that I previously got from post-winning games: hugging randoms, dancing on the streets, honking car horns non-stop, and high-fiving just about everybody. In the same way that everybody enjoyed collectively showing pride in our team, it was enjoyable to express my disappointment in a collective manor [sic]."

She went on to write: "I had no intentions of defiling the city. I love Vancouver as much as you do—I've lived her since I was 7 months old. But in my immature, intoxicated perspective all I saw was that the riot was happening, and would continue happening with or without me, so I might as well get my adrenaline fix."

Stanley Cup riot

Her original apology has been replaced by this, a 427-word blog post apologizing for her actions.

On Monday police announced 21-year-old Dustin Anderson of Burnaby has also been charged with participating in a riot and assault stemming from the events of June 15.

That night, following the Vancouver Canucks' Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins, a riot broke out in the downtown core of Vancouver. Dozens were injured, including several police officers, and rioters caused millions of dollars in property damage.

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