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Couple says Calif. fugitive Christopher Dorner tied them up in mountain cabin and stole car

  • Jim Reynolds, 66, right, and wife, Karen Reynolds 57, recount their experience during a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Big Bear Lake, Calif., of being held captive by fugitive Christopher Dorner inside a condo unit they own at Mountain Vista Resort. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Brian van der Brug) NO FORNS; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER OUT; LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT; VENTURA COUNTY STAR OUT; INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUTThe Associated Press

  • Jim Reynolds, 66, right, and wife, Karen Reynolds 57, recount their experience during a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Big Bear Lake, Calif., of being held captive by fugitive Christopher Dorner inside a condo unit they own at Mountain Vista Resort. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Brian van der Brug) NO FORNS; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER OUT; LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT; VENTURA COUNTY STAR OUT; INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUTThe Associated Press

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows suspect Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer. A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, that a charred body inside the ruins of a mountain cabin that went up in flames is believed to be that of Dorner, suspected in four killings. Other agencies say a body has yet to be found. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department, File)The Associated Press

A Southern California couple says Christopher Dorner tied them up in their mountain cabin and stole their car hours before his presumed death in a fiery confrontation with law enforcement.

Jim and Karen Reynolds say Dorner confronted them with a gun Tuesday at the condo, which is a short walk from the manhunt command post.

Authorities had hunted the ex-Los Angeles police officer for days in the San Bernardino Mountains east of LA.

The Reynolds say they thought Dorner would shoot them, even though he repeatedly said he just wanted to clear his name and wouldn't hurt them.

He bound and gagged the couple and stole their car, then Karen Reynolds managed to call 911.

Dorner is believed to have died hours later in a burning cabin.