In the wake of earlier reports that stated that some innocent citizens were erroneously shot at by police who thought they were Christopher Dorner, comes a new report on Friday. Apparently at least one celebrity felt he was under "too close scrutiny" by the public as he resembled Dorner.
The celebrity in question was Rondell Sheridan. A look at the comparative images above shows just why he was concerned. The former "That's So Raven" and "Cory in the House" star appears to closely resemble Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer who went on a rampage. He was cornered and killed in a cabin in the mountains east of Los Angeles, earlier this week.
Sheridan said that ever since the manhunt for Dorner began, he noticed that people were giving him "the look" in public. He said the looks were the type that said, "I could get a reward if I capture this dude." He added,
Honestly I know it’s nothing to laugh about, but I will admit I was a little nervous flying to LAX last Sunday. I was like "Are people checking me out cause I was on [TV], or cause I look like that guy everybody’s looking for?"
The resemblance wasn't lost on the public. He was notified that were was a "RIP Chris Dorner" Facebook page that mistakenly used his photo, not Dorner's.
Still, not one to pass up a big chance, Sheridan said he would jump at a chance to star as Dorner in the inevitable movie ... "But with my luck they'll give it to LL Cool J." He's got lots of competition. It's already been said that Anthony Anderson of "Law and Order" would sign up for a movie.
Once an LAPD officer, Dorner lost what he called his dream job after he accused a female training partner of kicking a mentally ill homeless man during a routine stop. She denied it, and witnesses appeared to back her, so Dorner was fired in 2008 for making false accusations. A tribunal upheld the decision in 2009.
Dorner posted his manifesto to Facebook on Jan. 31, where it went unnoticed until his rampage began. On Feb. 3 -- Super Bowl Sunday -- he allegedly killed his first two victims, Monica Quan, 28, a basketball coach and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, 27, as they sat in a car in Irvine, Calif.
Quan was the daughter of a police captain who had represented Dorner at a tribunal. His manifesto said that he has declared "unconventional and asymmetrical warfare" against his former comrades-in-arms.