Christopher Dorner, a former police officer with the LAPD and member of the Navy Reserves, was previously fired from the department for making false statements. (Photo : REUTERS)
An accused killer gave shout outs to multiple celebrities in a rant he posted on Facebook before the shooting deaths of a basketball coach, her fiancé and a Los Angeles police officer. Former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner wrote notes for Tim Tebow and a cast of other figures in American pop culture, including Ellen DeGeneres, Larry David and Charlie Sheen, says TMZ.
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Dorner told Tebow, "I really wanted to see you take charge of an offense again and the game [sic]. You are not a good QB by todays standards, but you are a great football player who knows how to lead a team and WIN. You will be 'Tebowing' when you reach your next team. I have faith in you. Get out of that circus they call the Jets and away from the reality TV star, Rex Ryan, and Mark Rapist Sanchez.
Dorner is suspected of killing three people and has been evading authorities for days now. Local police found his truck, which was abandoned on Thursday. Unusual weather in southern California meant that the frozen ground couldn't hold imprints of Dorner's tracks, CBS News reports.
Dorner claims to be prepared to go to war with the Los Angeles police department. He was fired in 2008, and that is believed to be his reason for the attacks. He felt that he was wrongly released.
Authorities recently discovered Dorner's car near the Big Bear winter resort in California, reports the Los Angeles Times. The town is currently on lockdown as the manhunt continues.