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Carjacking victim wants $1.2 million reward for Dorner arrest

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:44 p.m. HST, Mar 07, 2013

LOS ANGELES >> A scout camp ranger says he's entitled to the $1.2 million reward for giving information leading authorities to surround ex-LA cop Christopher Dorner before he killed himself in a Big Bear cabin.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Rick Heltebrake's claim says Dorner was surrounded soon after he called 911 to report that the shooting rampage suspect had carjacked his vehicle.

Heltebrake, a ranger at Boy Scouts-owned Camp Tahquitz, said in the Feb. 19 reward claim he immediately recognized Dorner.

On Feb. 12, Dorner ordered Heltebrake and his dog out of his truck and continued fleeing law enforcement.

Heltebrake then called sheriff's authorities to report the incident and the location of the last sighting.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says the reward will be decided after the investigation is complete.

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nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Who decided on the 1.2 million dollar reward? Again, it's the tax payers who will be paying the bill for the decision by a government entitiy that is supposed to look after its citizens. Even though the fugitive was an ex-cop a reward of 1.2 million dollars is extremely exorbitant.
on March 7,2013 | 03:16PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
It's very easy for you to Monday morning quarterback the whole thing now that Dorner has been killed. What if he was still on the loose and killing cops? Would that $1.2M seem exorbitant? And while we can all agree that PD is supposed to look after its citizens, I think we can also agree that they can't be everywhere at once, and that they (rightly) rely on those they protect to point them in the direction of those they need protection from, and an incentive has been proven to raise awareness. Imagine how you'd feel if you were promised a bonus for meeting a performance level, and after hitting that level were told that your bonus is being reevaluated.
on March 7,2013 | 06:35PM
pridon wrote:
Yes, but it saved at least that much in additional search costs, trial costs, and imprisonment costs and perhaps prevented additional loss of life.
on March 7,2013 | 03:48PM
Denominator wrote:
We'll see who the biggest crooks are now. The Goverment will take most of it away in taxes, if he gets any payment. This would make this guy "rich" and therefore a target for taxation by the Obama regime.
on March 7,2013 | 06:13PM
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