February 13th, 2013
07:30 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Dorner let carjack victim go unharmed

In this preview video, Rick Heltebrake explains what happened when Christopher Dorner carjacked him before the gunman fled to a cabin in the woods on Tuesday.

"I realized it was Christopher Dorner and I saw a vehicle crashed in the snow behind him, and he came up to the window of my truck, my driver window, with his gun pointed at me and he said, 'I don't want to hurt you. Just get out, start walking and take your dog."

See more of Anderson's interview with Heltebrake at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

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  1. Nan

    In response to LAPD, I do believe what Dorner was trying to reveal, is not just the racism within LAPD but something way bigger than racism...any misconduct by LAPD against citizens, white, black, native American, US citizen and ....For years years we have heard how LAPD has been involved in misconducts in any form and has been covered by them hand in hand, working together. This is the message that we have to focus on.

    February 13, 2013 at 9:06 pm |
  2. Edward Freeman

    I feel that the cabin was intentionally burn down to even the score and to ensure that Mr. Dorner don't get
    away in court by pleaing insane.

    February 13, 2013 at 8:47 pm |
  3. G Jones

    In reference to Christopher Dornan I don't understand the Police are saying they dont know how the cabin fire started when clearly on the you tube posted police radio transmissions I heard were gonna go ahead with the plan the burn of the cabin so why is it being reported like CNN doesn't have this information?

    February 13, 2013 at 8:21 pm |
  4. Dee Dee

    Hey Anderson. I don't think this is the investigation Christopher Dorner had in mind when he sent you that package and ask that you investigate. I have mentioned on other blogs that you would be the person that objectively investigated what occurred in 2007 – 2009 with Dorner and the LAPD. I certainly do not condone what Dorner did in murdering anyone, but I do believe his experience with the department triggered some mania where he did these unthinkable things. Finally, I don't know if there is such a thing as transparency with law enforcement, but I believe that the cabin was diliberately set on fire based on the audio that has been released through the media.

    February 13, 2013 at 8:20 pm |
  5. Dawn

    Although a CNN junkie, I disagree with the amount of time speant on the Dorner story. CNN and Anderson Cooper have been a leader in making sound decisions when it comes to displaying pictures and names of those who kill. In this case, Dorner's picture was most likely shown thousands of times. And, being a past cop without a glazed expression, I think that there could be many mentally unsound people putting him on a pedistal. Bad job CNN, and bad judgement.

    February 13, 2013 at 8:19 pm |
  6. Edward Freeman

    If the police dept was so concern with the fire fighters being in arms way,why not call for a helicopter with the
    big bucket like they use durning a forest fire to extinguish the fire?

    February 13, 2013 at 8:19 pm |