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911 Tapes Released from Ex-LAPD Officer's Calif. Rampage

A couple tied up by Chris Dorner, who went on a killing rampage, called 911 in February



    911 Tapes Released from Ex-LAPD Officer's Calif. Rampage
    Karen and Jim Reynolds own the Mountain Vista Resort on Club View Drive in Big Bear. They told media that a man who looked like fugitive ex-police officer Christopher Dorner bound them inside their cabin before commandeering their sport-utility vehicle.

    Audio of the 911 call a Southern California couple placed Feb. 12 after being tied up by disgruntled ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner was released Tuesday, Southern California Public Radio reported.

    Dorner was blamed for the murders of four people, including two police officers, amid a series of vengeful shootings targeting law enforcement and their families. He killed himself last month as police closed in on him in the Big Bear area in the San Bernardino Mountains, following a massive manhunt.

    In the partially redacted 911 recording, Karen Reynolds tells a police dispatcher that Dorner entered a condo in Big Bear and held them up at gunpoint before tying them up and taking off in their truck.

    "We were tied up by Dorner," Reynolds said during the 21-minute phone call.

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    To date, no one has collected the reward money in the Christopher Dorner case. Two claims have been filed, but on Monday, the city of Riverside pulled its $100,000 pledge because they say the money was for information leading to Dorner's arrest and conviction -- neither of which happened after the rogue ex-police officer died in an apparent suicide. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on March 25, 2013.
    (Published Monday, March 25, 2013)

    Reynolds, who managed to use her cellphone while tied up to call 911, said Dorner had been armed with a rifle that had a silencer.

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    Minutes after Dorner departed, Karen Reynolds freed herself enough to get to her cellphone, calling 911 in speaker mode with her hands still bound.

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    (Published Tuesday, March 26, 2013)

    She told the operator she believed Dorner had been holed up in her condo just across from the manhunt's command center during much of the search.

    "I'm pretty sure he's been here the whole time," Reynolds said.

    "You guys are just across from the command center?" the operator said, sounding surprised.

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    Karen and Jim Reynolds were bound and gagged by Christopher Dorner before the fugitive ex-police officer died in a fiery standoff with police. They are vying for reward money that was being offered for information leading to Dorner. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on March 29, 2013.
    (Published Saturday, March 30, 2013)

    The couple stayed on the call while they waited for deputies. Karen Reynolds at one point falls over and groans in pain.

    Dorner was an ex-LAPD police officer and former United States Navy reservist who was charged in connection with a series of shooting attacks on police officers and their families from between Feb. 3 and 12.

    Four people were killed in the shootings, including two police officers, and three police officers were wounded.

    Dorner was the subject of one of the largest manhunts in LAPD history that spanned two states and Mexico before he shot himself while holed up in an unoccupied cabin in Big Bear during a standoff with police.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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