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Dorner case: 911 tapes from Big Bear couple released

April 9, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
San Bernardino County authorities released tapes Tuesday of the 911 calls that reported fugitive ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner's whereabouts before his final stand in Big Bear.

The dramatic calls are from people who came face to face with Dorner during his extended run from law enforcement. Dorner killed four people, including a Riverside police officer and a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy.

Jim and Karen Reynolds were tied up in one of their Big Bear condominiums during their encounter with Dorner on Feb. 12. Dorner had been hiding in one of the vacant units when the couple walked in.

A command post had been established to search for Dorner across the street from the condominium; he had apparently been monitoring search efforts from that location.

Dorner told the couple that he was not going to kill them, but he did tie them up and steal their Nissan Rogue SUV.

The couple was able to use a hidden cell phone to call 911 while they were still tied up.

The audio tapes were made available due to a Public Records Act request.

The Reynoldses have applied for reward money offered in the extensive manhunt for Dorner.

Dorner fatally shot himself during a gun battle and standoff with authorities in a cabin in the Big Bear area. The cabin burned to the ground.

The Reynoldses are amongst the claimants of a $1 million reward offered by law enforcement. A panel of three judges will decide who gets some or all of that money.


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