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San Diego sheriff's deputies continued to search near a Lakeside area home early Friday after a reported sighting of fugitive ex-police officer Christopher Dorner, and are now investigating whether the call was a hoax.
A cell phone call about 10:20 p.m. Thursday prompted deputies to respond to a home near the Barona Indian Reservation, said sheriff's Lt. Jason Rothlein. Authorities were still at the scene about 3:30 a.m. Friday.
The caller initially reported a suspicious person, Rothlein said, but later changed and embellished the story, claiming there were gang members in the area, then saying the suspicious person was the caller's brother. The caller then said the suspicious person was a man wanted for murder, was someone on the news, and finally claimed the reported person was Dorner.
Authorities have found no sign of the wanted man, Rothlein said.
"The deputies that are on scene have no indication Dorner was, is or has even been at that residence," Rothlein said.
Still, deputies will continue to search the area "out of due diligence," he said. Read more at the Los Angeles Times