When they stumbled upon Christopher Jordan Dorner inside their condo, they were quickly bound and gagged by him so they couldn't escape and alert authorities that the fugitive former police officer was in the area.
That harrowing ordeal was described by Jim and Karen Reynolds, who own the Big Bear area property, where Dorner was apparently holed up for as many as five days.
“I really thought it could be the end,” Karen Reynolds told reporters outside the condo Wednesday night.
Dorner bound the couple's arms and legs tightly with plastic zip locks, stuffed small towels in their mouths so they couldn't scream and covered their heads with pillowcases, they said. He tied an extension cord around each of the pillowcases to keep the gags in place.
They said he assured them that he meant no harm: “I don’t have a problem with you. I just want to clear my name," they recalled him saying.
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