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Los Angeles police are on a manhunt for Christopher Dorner, a former officer who was linked to a murder this past weekend. On Thursday morning, police were ambushed twice and police suspect that Dorner was involved in both incidents. Meanwhile, a bizarre manifesto credited to Dorner has surfaced, and includes messages to celebrities ranging from Larry David to Christoph Waltz.
Dorner was fired in 2008 and this past weekend was linked to the murder of a former police captain and his fiancee. The captain-in-question was involved in the disciplinary hearings that led to Dorner’s dismissal, CBS News reported.
Police held a press conference today, following two shooting incidents in Riverside County. In the first incident, an officer spotted Dorner and fired at him. Dorner returned fire, grazing the officer. Later, Dorner ambushed two officers on patrol. One died and the other is still in the hospital.
“He knows what he's doing," L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck told the media. “We trained him. He was also a member of the armed forces. It is extremely worrisome and scary, especially for the police officers involved.”
Dorner, 33, posted a terrifying manifesto on his Facebook page, this week, Gawker reported, which warns, “The Violence of action will be HIGH. I am the reason TAC alert was established [...] Whatever pre-planned responses you have established for a scenario like me, shelve it ... Whatever contingency plan you have, shelve it. Whatever tertiary plan you've created, shelve it. I am a walking exigent circumstance with no OFF or reset button.”
However, the manifesto includes messages to celebrities, journalists and TV networks on a wide range of subjects. He even tells hacktivist group Anonymous, “you are hated, vilified, and considered an enemy to the state. I personally view you as a culture and a necessity that brings truth to a cloaked world. Forge ahead!”
He tells actor Waltz, “Christopher Walz, you impressed me in Inglorious Basterds. After viewing Django Unchained, I was sold.” Dorner calls Tim Tebow a “great football player.” He tells Seinfeld co-creator David, “I agree. 72-82 degrees is way too hot in a residence. 68 degrees is perfect.”
His message to Charlie Sheen is simply “you're effin awesome.”
According to NBC News, Dorner was in the Navy Reserves from 2002 until this week. His dismissal from the LAPD in 2008 was for making false statements.