Man attempts to take boat from 81-year-old: Police say would-be robber could not operate vessel

SAN DIEGO - A gunman -- matching the description of the fired Los Angeles police officer wanted for the revenge slayings of a college basketball coach and her fiance in Irvine -- attempted to steal a yacht from the Southwestern Yacht Club in Point Loma.

Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said Christopher Dorner, 33, boarded a 47-foot vessel docked in the 2700 block of Qualtrough Street, police said.

The gunman tied up an 81-year-old man who was on the boat at the time and then tried to pull the boat out of its slip. When he could not operate the vessel, he took some article from the victim instead and left, police said.

Dorner, 33, posted a multi-page manifesto online Monday, saying he didn't mind dying because he already died when he was fired from the LAPD for allegedly making false statements about his training officer. He blamed his
termination on an LAPD captain who represented him at the hearing that preceded it. That former captain was the father of the basketball coach killed with her fiance Sunday.

IMAGES: Incidents linked to Christopher Dorner


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