Jail time for ‘Green Man’

The Salmon Arm man, known as the “Green Man,” who participated in the 2011 Stanley Cup riots, has been sentenced to five months in jail.

Caught on camera: Salmon Arm’s Andrew Comber will serve five months in jail for participating in the 2011 riots in Vancouver following the Canucks’ loss in the Stanley Cup final.

Caught on camera: Salmon Arm’s Andrew Comber will serve five months in jail for participating in the 2011 riots in Vancouver following the Canucks’ loss in the Stanley Cup final.

The Salmon Arm man, who gained notoriety as the “Green Man” and who participated in the 2011 Stanley Cup riots, has been sentenced to five months in jail.

Comber, 38, sported green body paint and a mohawk haircut when he was alleged to have lit a stuffed bear on fire and thrown it onto an overturned truck during the riot, which took place after the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals on June 15, 2011.

He was facing charges of participating in a riot, mischief and arson.

An RCMP release also indicated Comber was spotted taunting police in various locations where rioting was taking place.

Vancouver Provincial Court Judge Maris McMillan ordered him to serve five months in jail, which balanced the one-year jail sentence being asked for by Crown counsel  and the one month sentence sought by Comber’s lawyer, Ian McTavish.

Comber also had a previous criminal record and has already spent time in prison.

In addition, Comber is still facing charges dating back to 2004 in Alberta, where he is accused of causing a disruption after a Calgary Flames hockey game.

He is facing charges of assaulting and obstructing a peace officer, resisting arrest, mischief, failure to appear, possession of a controlled substance and alcohol offences.

Comber was arrested in Salmon Arm in April 2012 after an investigation by the Vancouver Integrated Riot Investigation Team.