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Christopher Dorner Sent Me

Bullet-Riddled Coin

2/7/2013 4:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Before his shooting spree ... Christopher Dorner sent CNN anchor Anderson Cooper a parcel, containing a note, a DVD, and a coin riddled with bullet holes -- so says Cooper.

Cooper just tweeted about the package, saying he only learned today the package was sent to him.

According to CNN, the package was delivered to Cooper's assistant on February 1st -- and contained a hand-labeled DVD with a sticky note that read "I never lied." Wolf Blitzer said the note appeared to refer to when Dorner was fired from the LAPD in 2008.

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It also contained a coin wrapped in duct tape, which was inscribed with "Thanks but no thanks, Will Bratton." Bratton served as the LAPD Chief until 2009. The coin was also inscribed with the initials "IMOA," which typically stands for "Imagine a More Open America."

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The coin -- reportedly given by the LAPD as a souvenir -- was riddled with bullet holes.

As we reported, Dorner posted a rambling message on his Facebook shortly before his alleged shooting spree, in which he's accused of killing three people, including one police officer.

In the message, Dorner includes Anderson Cooper in a list of journalists whom he admires, saying, "Keep up the great work."

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Charlie Sheen's Watch    

Hey TMZ - why don't I see you guys make reference to the two women shot by LAPD just because they were driving a blue Toyota truck. Not even a freaking Nissan!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/02/ex-cop-manhunt-newspaper-delivery-women-shot.html

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17.

HillBullay    

How many bullets? On a coin,

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18.

fresera    

Anyone wondering how large this coin is if it's large enough to be"riddled" with bullets?

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19.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

He did that to get his 15 minutes before he takes the cowards' way out. Any attention is good attention. The worst thing you could do to this jagoff is ignore him, just like a celebrity. Douchebag.

440 days ago
20.

Lydia    

If his field training officer did lie, wonder what she's thinking now (besides fearing for her life).

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21.

Shavenyak    

I'm pretty sure the coin says 1MOA not IMOA.

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22.

Mitzymitzy    

Highly dislike Anderson. Such a ninny whiny cry baby.

440 days ago
23.

dathan    

He was trying to OUT......Anderson.....

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24.

Enlightened    

Loves Ellen. Loves Anderson Cooper. Is in favor Gay Marriage AND he's black!!. C'monnn. This guy's every liberal's wet dream. Harvey, use some of your gay mafia influence and get this guy an Obama pardon. Why, the man PUBLICLY supports gay marriage!!! The holy grail. That alone should be enough to make you libs forget about that nasty little cop-killing incident. He's PRO GAY MARRIAGE, so surely all is forgiven.

440 days ago
25.

jazzplr11    

Cooper likes it in the pooper.

440 days ago
26.

Throwback kid    

Does anyone know if any of the Kardashian's are on Dorner's hit list?

440 days ago
27.

myopinion    

Wow...I am watching the hunt for Dorner!

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28.

EarlyCuyler    

Just another thug reaching out to the media for attention. Sorry your 15 minuetes of fame are up.

440 days ago
29.

Mike    

I just read a little of Dorner's manifesto. It's pretty scary. This guy seems dead serious about taking out his frustrations on the LAPD for firing him. Gotta admit, Dorner is probably right about the LAPD being (somewhat) corrupt and it has top leaders who don't do much of anything about racist stuff that goes on.

It sounds like there's a big "buddy system" of white cops who will "scratch each others backs" if one of them does something corrupt, racist, abusive, etc. It's that "thin blue line" thing. If nobody is turning in the corrupt cops then the corruption only gets worse. I can see why Dorner is extremely ticked off.

His methods of dealing with his frustrations are going to end up getting him shot before long though. If he doesn't have tens of thousands of cash and a good place to hide out of state for a long time, he'll get caught before long.

I bet the cable news networks will be showing his face on TV all the time. I wonder if that TV show "America's Most Wanted" is still on the air?

440 days ago
30.

writenow    

So much for Wayne LaPierrre's theory, the only thing that stops a bad man with a gun, is a good man with a gun.

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