BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California couple says Christopher Dorner tied them up in their mountain cabin and stole their car hours before his presumed death in a fiery confrontation with law enforcement.
Jim and Karen Reynolds say Dorner confronted them with a gun Tuesday at the condo, which is a short walk from the manhunt command post.
Authorities had hunted the ex-Los Angeles police officer for days in the San Bernardino Mountains east of LA.
The Reynolds say they thought Dorner would shoot them, even though he repeatedly said he just wanted to clear his name and wouldn't hurt them.
He bound and gagged the couple and stole their car, then Karen Reynolds managed to call 911.
Dorner is believed to have died hours later in a burning cabin.