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Christopher Dorner 911

'We Were Tied Up ...'

'Sure Someone's Coming?'

4/10/2013 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The elderly couple tied up at gunpoint by a rampaging, cop-killing Christopher Dorner waited nearly 20 minutes for cops to arrive to their Big Bear cabin after calling 911 -- despite the fact they were across from the cops' weekend command center.

During the Feb. 12 call, Karen and Jim Reynolds positively ID'd Dorner as the man who tied them up ... giving the first real clue to the maniac's location in the midst of a nationwide manhunt.

Karen was still tied up when she managed to use a cell phone just minutes after Dorner split in the couple's SUV. She was uncannily calm ... at first ... especially given that the rampaging disgruntled ex-cop had just threatened them with a rifle, bound their hands, gagged them, put pillowcases on their heads and jacked their car.

But she starts to crack just five minutes in: "Are you sure someone's coming here?" she asks the dispatcher.

"I'm sure someone's going -- we have several units going out there ma'am," the dispatcher says, apologetically.

A few minutes later, Karen Reynolds seems irritated when she mentions that they are "right across from where the command center was all weekend."

Their ordeal goes on and on ... and on ... including a moment when Karen, still bound, falls to the ground and cries out in pain.

Dorner ultimately met his fate later that day ... when he shot himself in the head during a fiery shootout with cops at a nearby cabin.

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1.

peoplearesilly    

Really? Quite sure I watched a special interview with them on this weeks ago. Slow news day TMZ , or do you cater to those WAY BEHIND?

540 days ago
2.

Ace    

The cops didn't want to waste there time untying the Reynolds when they had permission to race (cars), shoot, and burn anyone in sight even if it was the wrong people. Give up all that fun to untie some strangers.

540 days ago
3.

Leighton    

The police only show up to your home if you're a celebrity--particularly on the receiving end of a prank. A fake emergency is called in to 911 about Angelina Jolie, and--according to TMZ--helicopters and SWAT is dispatched immediately; the "normal" people, who have been bound and robbed by a maniacal murderer call, and nobody shows.

540 days ago
4.

Pudding Tang    

@Ace, ↑ You got that right!... They would rather have their adrenaline rush than to do the part of the job to help people out. 'To serve and protect' right right

540 days ago
5.

Snerkles    

Oh good grief! They had to formulate a plan. If they'd just all run over there, Dorner may have been waiting to gun the cops all down; the cops couldn't be sure that Dorner wasn't still outside.
The couple was alone, at least, but the police couldn't be sure it wasn't a ruse, by Dorner,
forcing them to say what they did.

It would be so nice, if the police were given a break, now and then.

540 days ago
6.

who dat    

I think it was a lousy deal these two didn't get at least a partial reward. The Mayor held the press conference asking for the publics help. Then the "arrest & conviction" part. If the police hadn't intentionally burned the cabin down he most likely would have been arrested & convicted. Good luck getting the publics assistance next time.

540 days ago
7.

Truth    

THAT'S HOW THE COPS REACT WHEN YOU'RE A NO NAME COMMONER... SHE SHOULDA SWATTED THE PLACE AND SAY IT WAS OWNED BY A CELEB. YOU BETCHO ASS THE COPS WOULD BE THERE IN 2 MINUTES. SUCKS WHEN YOU'RE NOT RICH OR ON TV. YO LIFE IS WORTH NUTHIN. POINT BLANK! #TRUTH!!

540 days ago
8.

MrR    

This story burns me up!

540 days ago
9.

jumboetron    

'We Were Tied Up ...'
'Sure Someone's Coming?

911 Operator: Yes, I am coming!

540 days ago
10.

PT    

Cops... they (think) they know everything, so why try to understand them?

540 days ago
11.

Mrugowsky    

Why is this "breaking news "??? Dude''s been dead several weeks now.

540 days ago
12.

Drk Gntlmn    

TMZ are you RETARDED? Dorner NEVER threatened this couple!!! Just like he didn't threaten the guy with the dog. You guys act like he was a loose cannon when all this man was doing was exposing LAPD'S dirty laundry!

540 days ago
13.

keith    

this whole thing was a hoax for the assault weapons ban bull**** that is going on now. hes prob on some tropical island living it up under a new name in the witness protection program. while were paying for it.

540 days ago
14.

Drk Gntlmn    

@Jay-D - Did I strike a nerve jerk off? Got off the pig d!ck...might do you some good.

539 days ago
15.

vrs    

Cops do not give a **** about protecting and serving, 90% idiots

538 days ago
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