LOS ANGELES - The former Los Angeles cop at the center of a multi-county manhunt posted messages to various celebrities through social media before he's accused of embarking on a shooting rampage that left three people dead, including a police officer, TMZ reported.
According to the website, Christopher Dorner posted threats to various law enforcement officials and their families, as well as goodbye messages to his favorite stars.
The celebrities included New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, "Inglourious Basterds" star Christoph Waltz, TV host Ellen DeGeneres, chef Anthony Bourdain and actor Charlie Sheen, among others.
His message to Tebow reads:
"Tebow, I really wanted to see you take charge of an offense again and the game. You are not a good QB by todays standards, but you are a great football player who knows how to lead a team and WIN. You will be 'Tebowing' when you reach your next team. I have faith in you. Get out of that circus they call the Jets and away from the reality TV star, Rex Ryan, and Mark Rapist Sanchez."
In his posting for Waltz, Dorner wrote:
"Christopher Walz, you impressed me in Inglorious Basterds. After viewing Django Unchained, I was sold. I have come to the conclusion that you are well on your way to becoming one of the greats if not already and show glimpses of Daniel Day Lewis and Morgan Freeman-esque type qualities of greatness. Trust me when I say that you will be one of the greatest ever."
To Bourdain, Dorner wrote, "Anthony Bourdain, you’re a modern renaissance man who epitomizes the saying “too cool for school."
In a message to "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David, he posted:
"Larry David, I agree. 72-82 degrees is way to hot in a residence. 68, degrees is perfect.
"Larry David, Kevin Hart, the late Patrice Oneal, Lisa Lampanelli, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK, Dave Chapelle, Jon Stewart, Wanda Sykes, Dennis Miller, and Jeff Ross are pure geniuses."
However, his message to Sheen was brief. Dorner wrote, "you’re effin awesome."
Dorner also left a farewell to his favorite female stars, in a post:
"Jennifer Beals, Serena Williams, Grae Drake, Lisa Nicole-Carson, Diana Taurasi, N’bushe Wright, Brenda Villa, Kate Winslet, Ashley Graham, Erika Christensen, Gabrielle Union, Isabella Soprano, Zain Verjee, Tamron Hall, Gina Carano, America Ferrara, Giana Michaels, Nene, Natalie Portman, Queen Latifah, Michelle Rodriguez, Anjelah Johnson, Kelly Clarkson, Nora Jones, Laura Prepon, Margaret Cho, and Rutina Wesley, you are THE MOST beautiful women on this planet, period. Never settle, professionally or personally."
TMZ reported that Dorner's goodbye messages also include a few people he apparently doesn't like, including Cardinal Mahony and the Westboro Baptist Church.
In his message to Mahoney, Dorner wrote:
"Cardinal Mahoney, you are in essence a predator yourself as you enabled your subordinates to molest multiple children in the church over many decades. May you die a long and slow painful death."
The post to the church read:
"Westboro Baptist Church, may you all burn slowly in a fire, not from smoke inhalation, but from the flames and only the flames."
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According to a CNN report, Dorner also mailed a package to CNN reporter Anderson Cooper.
Cooper said, via Twitter, that the package contained a note, DVD and a "coin shot thru with bullet holes."