Skip to comments.Owner Of Cabin At Center Of Dorner Standoff Watched It Burn On TV
Posted on 02/14/2013 9:00:38 AM PST by BenLurkin
PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) The owner of the Big Bear-area vacation rental cabin that went up in flames in the Christopher Dorner standoff watched it happen live on television Tuesday afternoon.
Candy Martin of Palmdale didnt want to speak on-camera, but her two children, Eric and Leah Funnel, told Inside Edition they couldnt believe their eyes when they saw that their familys cabin was the final act of the Dorner manhunt.
We turned the TV on and saw the news the Dorner guy had been caught. I heard he was still in the Big Bear area, (but) I thought he was long gone. And then they said Seven Oaks Mountain Cabins and we were like wow, said Leah.
Eric said, I got a text from my mom saying, Dorners at the cabin. Firefight. Lo and behold theres our cabin. Theres no mistaking our cabin up there.
The siblings said their mother, who owns seven cabins near the Seven Oaks community, called police to let them know there was no cable, Internet or phone service in the vacant rental for Dorner to use.
The Funnels said despite the ruins of the cabin, their hearts are with the families who lost loved ones.
Whatever happened to our cabin is inconsequential compared to what they lost. So Im grateful law enforcement did what they needed to do to get this guy so hes not on the loose anymore, said Eric
Assuming the cabin is insured, I would think the carrier will have a dandy case against the police department. Surely the municipality will end up paying to have it rebuilt.
A little off topic, okay, way off topic but, if MS Candy Martin ever took the surname of her children’s baby-daddy, then she would be called,,,wait for it,,,MS CANDY FUNNEL!,,,,That sounds a little gauche. I can appreciate her dilema!
“Rambro would have been acquitted by his fellow aggrieved liberal fruitcakes “
Nah! But his ultra-lib, obama-lovin’ views would have been exposed to all. Now those views will be hidden.
It should be insured by San Bernidino County.
Aargh! No trial!! That was one of the reasons I was so happy with the outcome. The mere thought of crazy California and a months-long freakshow media circus, replete with a hundred Geraldo wannabes and an idiotic jury pool that would free the blasted scumbag and turn him into a hip TMZ celebrity! Hardly need another lesson in how pathetically demented our justice system is, not to mention the country as a whole.
Still a shame about the cabin. That’s the only really sour note in all this. It apparently even had some historic value. Too bad the cops couldn’t drag him outside and then light him up. That would have been ideal.
The police burned it down, the Police can build it back, with tax payers money of course.
Put the cops on trial for arson.
Can’t have it both ways.
I guess I am missing why it was better to set the cabin on fire than to simply wait for him to run out of food/water.
“Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.”
Once we accept that it is ok for the cops to become judge jury and exocutioner of a cop killer, how long before they start killing people for other crimes? More importantly, how long before they start killing people for aligning against the state?
If these cops were soldiers in Iraq, they’d be getting a court martial for murder.
When you say “municipality”,you mean taxpayers,right?
Oh, for crying out loud. Dorner had shot and killed a deputy while trying to bolt from that very cabin. And there was an ongoing firefight after that. He wasn't just in the cabin doing nothing.
I’m guessing they wanted to end it before it got dark. He might have tried to escape into the woods at night.
With audio of the cops screaming “Burn it down, bring in the Burners”, the homeowner’s insurance should have a case to recoup there loss from LAPD.
Well, there was no cable, no phone, & no Internet. So I guess he might have been playing Russian Roulette.