TheGuardian: A six-day hunt for a former policeman suspected of a killing spree in California ended on Wednesday when a cabin in the mountains above LA went up in flames. A body suspected to be that of Christopher Dorner was found in the ruins of the building. Dorner is suspected to have killed four people in a vendetta against LA police officers and their families; the fourth was an officer from San Bernardino County Sherrif’s department killed in a shootout at the cabin on Tuesday night. Dorner had threatened to bring “warfare” to the LAPD, having claimed he had been the subject of racism when he was sacked from his job as a policeman there. It is not yet clear how the fire at the cabin was started, but there is speculation that the police’s actions triggered the fire. The audio track of this video purports to be the conversation on police scanners as they surrounded the cabin where Dorner was hiding. The Guardian cannot confirm that the audio track is a genuine recording of the police scanner.
Don’t get me wrong I’m as happy as the next guy that this asshole is dead but what a fuckin’ movie this is gonna make. Renegade cop on the run, a five day manhunt in the woods, kidnapping, murder, car jacking, standoff, shootout, controversial cabin fire, and then the twist ending…turns out it’s not Christopher Dorner’s body in the cabin! I mean that last part might not be true but that would have to be the M. Night Shyamalan version right? Police find a tunnel in the cabin leading a few miles out…BAM sequel.
In all seriousness is this another Waco? Like I’m not familiar with police protocol but I don’t know that burning the cabin like Skyfall is the modus operandi in this situation. Especially broadcasting the plan across a public police scanner. Only thing cooler to see would have been a drone strike but I’m sure that will be at least one of the hundred conspiracy theories to come. Moral of this story is to not fuck with the San Bernardino County Police…goddamn!