Alleged police officer killer Christopher Dorner purchased scuba equipment at a Southern California sporting goods store just two days prior to his killing spree, according to TMZ. Dorner purchased the gear at Sports Chalet in Torrance on February 1. In the surveillance video, Dorner can be seen carrying two scuba tanks. He had them refilled with oxygen.
Dorner is a former member of the Naval undersea warfare unit. He paid cash for the scuba gear and left the store without any problems. He arrived at the store at 9:21 p.m. and left at 9:38 p.m., as the store was closing.
His first two victims’ bodies were discovered at 9 p.m. on February 3, exactly two days after his trip to the sporting goods store. On February 6, it was reported that Dorner attempted to steal a boat in San Diego. His plan backfired when the prop became entangled in a rope. It was also reported that one of his IDs was found near the area where he tried to steal the boat. According to sources, the U.S. Marshals received a copy of the surveillance video from Sports Chalet on Sunday.
Law enforcement officials confirmed that Dorner was the person in the sporting goods store surveillance video. It also is a significant video because “it shows what he was up to.”