As Manhunt Continues, LAPD Going Door-to-Door
Resort town on lockdown as Christopher Dorner remains at large
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 8, 2013 3:48 AM CST
Updated Feb 8, 2013 6:59 AM CST
This undated photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows suspect Christopher Dorner.   (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)

(Newser) – The California resort town of Big Bear Lake has had a rough night. Los Angeles police officers have visited more than half the area's homes as they search for ex-cop Christopher Dorner; they're telling locals not to answer their doors unless they're sure who's knocking, ABC News reports. Meanwhile, surveillance aircraft are patrolling the skies and fleets of SUVs are keeping watch on the roads as the town is in lockdown, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Police say they found Dorner's pickup truck torched on a forest road, with footprints trailing away through the snow. That snow could help hide Dorner, but could also make any movements on foot difficult, the Times notes. More details about Dorner's past are emerging: While longtime acquaintances recalled a "typical guy" who was "never disgruntled," police had long been concerned about him. Four years ago, when he faced a disciplinary hearing the day he was fired from the department, armed guards were on hand, the Times adds. "It was clear ... that he was wound way too tight," an officer says. Click to read about the bizarre package Dorner reportedly sent Anderson Cooper.

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backpath2
Feb 10, 2013 6:36 AM CST
The LAPD is going door to door outside of their jurisdiction. This Big Bear manhunt is within the jurisdiction of the county Sheriff's Office, the FBI, the CHP, and the U.S. Marshal's Service. We can understand how angry the LAPD is, and how motivated they are to catch this guy, but in the heat of the moment, terrible mistakes can be made, like the shooting of those two innocent women. In a hunt like this, cool heads must prevail.
Zero_for_President
Feb 8, 2013 11:49 AM CST
When the NDAA 2012 death camps are activated (article 1032 provides for no 6th amendment-guaranteed trial...ever) "typical guys" like this killer will be housed in special, segregated areas for "red threats": detainees with paramilitary background who could mount armed resistance. Oh yea, for you clowns who don't know what NDAA is, article 1031: military arrest of civilians on suspicion alone.
nemesisity
Feb 8, 2013 10:31 AM CST
Go Rambo