Skip to comments.Dorner Carjacking Victim Files Injunction To Stop Distribution Of $1.2M Reward
Posted on 05/10/2013 6:56:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) The attorney for a Big Bear-area camp ranger whose truck was carjacked by Christopher Dorner is expected to file an injunction Friday to prevent a $1.2 million reward from being distributed.
Rick Heltebrake claims his 911 call on Feb. 12 led authorities to Dorners whereabouts before the quadruple-murder suspect ultimately barricaded himself inside a cabin and took his own life.
I believe it was my call that directly led the end of the largest manhunt in California history, Heltebrake said.
The Los Angeles Police Department announced Tuesday that three parties, excluding, Heltebrake, will split the reward which is made up from various contributing agencies.
In a document posted online, the department said a three-judge panel decided 80 percent of the money ($800,000) will go to Jim and Karen Reynolds, the couple who called 911 after they were tied up and held at gun point by Dorner at their Big Bear condo.
Fifteen percent of the reward ($150,000) will go to ski resort employee Daniel McGowan, who found Dorners burned-out pickup truck on the side of a remote Big Bear Lake road.
He found the truck, which initiated the manhunt in Big Bear. Before that they were looking in Mexico, in Las Vegas, in Utah. This was pure evidence that this was Dorner and he was on foot, said McGowans attorney, Daniel Romey.
Lastly, 5 percent ($50,000) will go to R. Lee McDaniel, a tow truck driver who spotted Dorner at an AM/PM in Corona Feb. 7. McDaniels sighting led to two shootouts between law enforcement and Dorner.
The panel said Heltebrakes information came after officers were already engaged with Dorner.
The reward is expected to be distributed to the chosen recipients Friday.
Heltebrake has also filed a $1 million lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, Riverside County and others who have contributed to the reward.
Nothing like some ambulance chasers and gov’t handouts to bring out the best in people.
Or some such nonsense.
Maybe the public will learn a lesson from this. Sometimes, you just don’t bother to call.
Get over it, Rick.
The owners of the burned down cabin deserve it more than you but they're not getting anything either.
That’s what I started to think when the LAPD started talking about not paying anything at all. Why set yourself up for retaliation from somebody’s partners in crime.