Dorner's Mom Reportedly Spotted at OC Restaurant Watching News Coverage

During the big shootout, she sipped wine and ate chips and salsa at a Mexican joint in La Palma.

When Tuesday's gun battle erupted in Big Bear, a woman thought to be Christopher Dorner's mother was seen at a La Palma restaurant - watching it on TV.

Just before 4 p.m., a woman in a gray Honda pulled into the driveway of the home on Sharon Drive owned by Dorner's mother. She stepped out of the car, emptied the mailbox and entered the home. Members of the media rang the doorbell, but no one answered.

Neighbors later confirmed the woman was Dorner's 62-year-old mother, Nancy Dorner.

Half an hour earlier, someone who appeared to be wearing the same clothing and carrying the same purse was spotted at La Capilla Mexican Restaurant, located near the La Palma home.

According to KCAL9 reporter Michelle Gile, who was inside the restaurant, the woman was with another woman in the bar area having a glass of wine and eating chips and salsa while watching live footage of the Dorner manhunt and shootout in the mountains. The reporter approached the women and asked if they knew Dorner. Both said no but appeared nervous, according to KCAL9.

Surveillance footage from the Mexican restaurant shows a woman who appears to be the same woman who drove into the Dorner driveway. (Click here to see the surveillance footage.)

She was wearing the same sweater top and printed collar. Neighbors identified the woman in the images as the ex-cop's mother.

Matt February 13, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Leave the poor woman alone. Her nightmare will never end and there is no reason to stalk her because of her son.
Donna Smith February 13, 2013 at 04:31 PM
OC Mom February 13, 2013 at 04:33 PM
Michelle Gille you have sunk to tabloid reporter low. Have some compassion for this woman and her family. We don't need to stalk family members of suspects and broadcast their every move.
enea ostrich February 13, 2013 at 04:33 PM
I agree with Matt. I also hope she NEVER speaks to the media. She is not reponsible for her son's actions. Only he is, and he alone. He made the choice to go ballistic and he pays the price.
ms.sc. February 13, 2013 at 05:46 PM
I agree with Matt and OC Mom! Also, Patch your video Editor, MarieSam has sunk to heartless tabloid lows too! Sick.
jim February 13, 2013 at 06:00 PM
I am relieved that if someone I am related to or know well does something wrong, that there are cameras that document my every fart, and that it will be released to the public. Then, if I pick my nose, or, worse, continue to eat, it will be proof of their guilt, and my complicity.
JustUs February 13, 2013 at 06:23 PM
What a stupid article for an ethical publication to publish. How did the Patch editors let this one sneak through? Someone on staff should apologize and retract this article calling it a 'misunderstanding'. And the reporter should be scolded by her supervisor.
Jim February 13, 2013 at 07:48 PM
You people are so "sensitive". Get over it. Everyone wants to know about - and hear from the parents of homicidal maniacs. It's called newsworthy. Now you have to lash out at this reporter? But if Oprah has her Mrs. Dorner on to cry about it, then it's OK right? Hypocrites. The whole story of the mother watching her son's final stand while sipping wine and eating chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant is an interesting footnote to the story. I think.
JustUs February 13, 2013 at 08:05 PM
Next time one of your family members gets in trouble how would you like some reporter stalking you as you go about your daily routine business, hypocrite. Man alive. I bet you would cry "FOUL" to the heavens, wouldn't you? So parents of controversial figures aren't allowed to eat and drink? What is she supposed to do? Cower in some corner to evade the likes of you? Seems to me that you're the biggest 'hypocite' of all. Maybe you should open up the bible and go reread the 'golden rule', hypocrite! :^)
Jim February 13, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Like I said, so "sensitive".
JustUs February 13, 2013 at 08:21 PM
No, nothing to do with 'sensitive'. Jim. It's all about you being the hypocrite because if they did to you what they did to Dorner's mother (to include posting the video for public viewing), you'd whine like a stuck hog. Again, open up the Good Book. Reread the "Golden Rule" that your mommy and daddy told you as a young boy. :^)
Jim February 13, 2013 at 09:21 PM
You clearly lack self awareness. Perhaps you should look in the mirror, as opposed to your book. You are VERY sensitive - evidenced by your crazed rants. At this point, I must point out that religious folks like you who can't help but to preach their lessons (through which they manifest their own superiority and spiritual ascendancy) are always the biggest hypocrites ; - )
JustUs February 13, 2013 at 10:12 PM
No. I am perfectly rational. You are the one who called other people "hypocrites" when you are the biggest "hypocrite" of all. If the press stalked you and posted photos or videos of you going about your daily business because one of your family members got into trouble - you would probably cry like a little 3 year old and then go get a lawyer to sue. hah. But if they do it to somebody else you think it's fine. Put on your big boy pants and grow up.
Jim February 13, 2013 at 11:55 PM
I will not cry FOUL, I will not whine like a stuck hog, nor will I cry like a little 3 year old. Would you, could you with a goat?
GreenInOC February 14, 2013 at 12:12 AM
Someone requested and view surveillance tape on his mother who was out and about. Why???? For this to have been done but then reported on as if it were news that his mother may have been in a restaurant is so very disheartening and a very sad statement on the state of the media.
JustUs February 14, 2013 at 01:12 AM
So, let's say one of your kids committed a heinous act. And let's say the media was following you around during your daily activities and reporting your activities to the public, to include showing videos of you in public locations. You would enjoy that? If so, you must be one strange dude. Get a workup.
Repo lady February 14, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Just leave the poor lady along...& if she does come out on the Oprah show, or CNN or whatever, it will at least B her choice & on her terms. Which she has every right to do, but to B following her just isn't right. The poor lady didn't do ANYTHING wrong or has no part in this, she is only a mother which alot of us are. Now maybe she can go on with her life & move on!
Repo lady February 14, 2013 at 10:51 AM
Joanne Craine February 14, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Amen, what are they teaching in journalism!! KCAL9 should be ashamed of themselves.
Kathy DeLucio February 14, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Agreed. Leave the woman alone. Must be hard for her to be stalked for circumstances out of her control. No parent wishes this for their children.
Kathi February 16, 2013 at 07:21 AM
I feel for her, but when you read his manifesto he talks about in 1st grade when a kid uses the N word on him, physically attacking the kid. & then when the Christian school head suggested that he should have turned the other cheek he said he wasn't a Christian & didn't have to or something to that effect. So it appears that even at that early age, his attitude was to not take any slurs from anyone & to attack anyone who tried to slur him. We don't know for sure, but usually those types of attitudes of fighting back (including physically) are learned at home. He also never learned to take responsibility for his own actions, but rather blame others. So we don't know, but it does seem likely that some of this may have been shaped by his home environment. Of course it might have come from his Father. Don't think I've read anything really about his family structure.
Nancy February 17, 2013 at 12:49 AM
Kathi, you don't really know anything about anything. Be a good Christian and stop judging the mother.


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