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
The lifespan of cop-killers on the run is historically very short. Who really expected a different outcome? It’s always been the case. Kind of an unwritten code. Nothing new, it’s gone on like this throughout the country’s history. I do not (at all!) see this as some kind of alarm-bell scenario akin to Ruby Ridge or Waco, which involved extremely disquieting federal actions.
Cops rendering Dormer extra-crispy doesn’t bother me one tiny, tiny bit. I’m thrilled the bastard is dead, and that there will be no idiotic trial. Nor would I have minded if it had been done by the hands of civilian vigilantes. In fact, that would have been even more satisfying.
Maybe he was playing Risk.
I think it’s something like the “tear gas” used in Waco. BTW love your tag line.
No phone to call Jesse Jackson or Charlie Sheen?...To bad!
It’s a tear-jerker, ain’t it?
I was using “Rambro” in the 1980s in Houston, now it finally catches on.
The first cabin was located across the street from the police command post/media briefing center. Dorner was holed-up there since Thursday. It was vacant until the owners, a husband and wife, arrived to clean it up. Dorner captured them and tied them up, then stole their car to make a break for it.
During his escape, he was spotted by a pair of park rangers, but when he broke that car, he jacked a guy driving a pick-up. He let the guy and his dog go and was driving along a dirt road when a pair of fish and game wardens spotted him and gave chase. He got the truck stuck in a ditch and fled into the cabin that burned down.
A resident who lived 4 doors down from the first cabin, also located across the street from the command post/media briefing center said no one ever came to search their house, meaning that no one searched the cabin in which Dorner was holed-up.
So, he was hidden under the noses of the police the entire time and would have remained undiscovered except for the chance encounter with the husband and wife.
Any potential property buyers would find it difficult to ignore the memory of what was cooking there.
Well, then, no wonder LAPD fired Dorner.
He forgot to shoot the dog.
>When you say municipality,you mean taxpayers,right?<
In a perfect world, the police should pay for the rebuild.
But, in this case, it’s going to land in the taxpayers’ laps.
Just imagine filing that insurance claim!
I think it's pretty obvious that you are a liberal agitator and cop hater.
You are correct.
The cops didn’t shoot him in a fire fight, they burned down a house around him. That was a calculated move to kill him and if you or I did that we would spend the rest of our lives in jail. The fact that a deputy was killed does not give them the authority to perpetrate a revenge murder.
Thanks to all of you for clearing that up for me.
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