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Legal Loophole Could Hold Up $1M Dorner Reward

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By RUSSELL GOLDMAN | ABC News

A legal loophole could prevent good Samaritans, instrumental in ending the manhunt for a fugitive ex-cop accused of killing four people, from claiming more than $1 million in reward money because Christopher Dorner died and was not captured.

Last weekend, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa pledged $1 million, sourced from private individuals, companies and unions, “for information that will lead to Mr. Dorner’s capture.”

One couple seems most deserving, if they decide to seek the reward. Jim and Karen Reynolds, a couple in whose Big Bear, Calif., home Dorner is believed to have hidden for days, called in the tip Tuesday that ultimately put police on the trail to Dorner’s final location.

On Tuesday, the couple found Dorner at their home. He briefly held them captive, but they managed to escape and call in their tip.

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  1. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 15th, 2013

    “…for information that will lead to Mr. Dorner’s capture.”

    He was effectively “captured” when they had him cornered in the cabin. That it caught fire and killed him does not make him any less “captured.”

    Pay up, suckers. Bet a lot of that money gets donated to victims’ families after insurance pays to rebuild the cabin.

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  2. Unruly Refugee

    February 15th, 2013

    Here’s what I think went down: They ram the cabin with the armored vehicle and announce via loud speaker that they are filling the cabin with flammable gas which will ignite if any weapon is fired. They demand that he surrender now or they will start firing incendiary bullets and make charcoal out of him. They torch his ass the moment they see the door knob turning and save a million bucks.

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  3. Unruly Refugee

    February 15th, 2013

    Boobie, the price tag on that cabin is going to be close to a million, if not more.

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  4. John Cooper

    February 15th, 2013

    Otter’s line from Animal House comes to mind: “You fu*ked up, you trusted us.”

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  5. John Cooper

    February 15th, 2013

    I feel sorry for the Reynolds because most homeowner’s insurance don’t cover Governmental action: the destruction, confiscation or seizure of covered property by any governmental or public authority.

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  6. Carlos The Jackal

    February 15th, 2013

    So not only are they scumsucking, murderous liars, they’re welshers too?
    Say it ain’t so!

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  7. grayjohn

    February 15th, 2013

    They lied. They are government and can’t do anything else. I’m not anti government, I’m just anti all the people in government. I’m anti liar and anti thief no matter where I find them. I don’t want to believe that everyone at every level of government is a thief and a liar, but I don’t see anything to prove that I shouldn’t believe that way. I’d love to be proven wrong… but I won’t.

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  8. sTevo

    February 15th, 2013

    So the gov and police get to burn fugitives alive so they can bale on the promised reward money?

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