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
I heard a tape on radio yesterday, purported from the scene, that has a cop cursing, “BURN that MotherF****** DOWN”. Then a dispatcher stating in a calm, female voice, “We have fired seven burners, repeat, seven burners.”
Sheriffs Acknowledge Using Fire-Starting Pyrotechnic Tear Gas Against Dorner
February 13, 2013 10:36 PM
SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) San Bernardino authorities Wednesday acknowledged they set off fire-causing pyrotechnic tear gas in a battle with murder suspect Christopher Dorner but insisted they didnt burn down the cabin where they believed he was holed up on purpose.
We did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get Mr. Dorner out, said San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon.
He said sheriffs first used conventional tear gas but it didnt have the desired effect.
The pyrotechnic tear gas (also called incendiary gas) is known to start fires.
Dave Bryan, CBS2 and KCAL9 political reporter, says the pyrotechnic tear gas is not used at demonstrations or to disperse crowds for that reason.
The fire effectively ended the blazing gun battle and violent standoff between sheriffs and Dorner.
Bryan spoke to retired FBI agent Steve Moore who said the fire-causing nature of pyrotechnic tear gas is why it is often not used.
He says it causes fires routinely. And he added, I have never been on an operation where it was deployed. And I worked [alongside] SWAT full-time for five years.
Moore believes it would have been suicidal to send a strike team into the cabin to try to get Dorner out. Sending an assault team into that house would have been horrendously dangerous. From my understanding, he may have had an AR-15 an M4. You can engage people very effectively to 400 yards with that. And it is withering [gun]fire.
In the end, Moore believes San Bernardino sheriffs didnt have much choice but to use the less conventional tear gas. They were in a life and death struggle. And you do what you have to to protect your men. And not just your men the people who will die if you let that man getaway.
think it was insured?
LOL!!!! Do you mean Rachel Corrie??
I am so totally confused. In listening to the news this morning and hearing a man and woman talking they made it sound like they were in the cabin and tied up, but Dormer said he wouldn't hurt them. They almost made it sound like they owned the cabin. I kept thinking how did they get away. Can someone clear this up for me?
“Rambro was the typical demented liberal.”
Well,,,, That’s why a “Show Trial” might have been fun to watch.
That was the first cabin Doner entered.
The second cabin is the one that was burnt down.
Rambro would have been acquitted by his fellow aggrieved liberal fruitcakes and cop-haters in a “show trial”.
But ... but ... he needed more time and more opportunities to kill some more people ... so he could then clear his name. And America is the land of opportunity and it was denied him. It was an injustice ... a denial of due process.
[Did I get it right???]
Just think how clear Rambro’s name would be if he had murdered 100 people!
He was spotted driving and after a brief encounter fled on foot to the second cabin.
“Moore believes it would have been suicidal to send a strike team into the cabin to try to get Dorner out. Sending an assault team into that house would have been horrendously dangerous. From my understanding, he may have had an AR-15 an M4”
Not really suicidal, its done all the time all over the world and the USA. LAPD swat teams are great at it and the reason they use such force is because behind the door are bad people with AR-15’s and more.
More lies. I refuse to believe anything they say
Who knew something called "pyrotechnic tear gas" could actually cause a fire.
I hope that family wasn’t hoping to use that rental cabin as a source of income anytime soon...
They can sell tickets to lookie loos.