OUTSIDE LOS ANGELES, CA -- While a stand-off unfolded live on television Tuesday between deputies and a suspect thought to be accused murderer Christopher Dorner, a woman identified as his mother was seen at a local restaurant—watching it on TV.
Just before 4 p.m., a woman in a gray Honda pulled into the driveway of a home on Sharon Drive identified in public records as belonging to 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 told reporters that the woman who entered the home was Dorner's 62-year-old mother, Nancy Dorner. ()
KCAL9 reporter Michelle Gile, who was inside the La Palma restaurant Tuesday, saw that the woman later identified by a neighbor as Nancy Dorner was with a blonde woman in the bar area having a glass of wine and eating chips and salsa while watching live footage unfold of the Dorner manhunt and shootout in the mountains.
The reporter approached the two women and asked if they knew Dorner -- both said no but appeared nervous, according to Gile.
About 3:30 p.m. minutes before the woman came home, someone who appeared to be wearing the same clothing and carrying the same purse -- fitting the description of Dorner's mother -- was spotted at La Capilla Mexican Restaurant, located near the La Palma home.
Surveillance footage from the Mexican restaurant shows a woman who appears to be the same woman in the Dorner driveway entering the restaurant at about 3:30 p.m. The woman who appears to be Dorner's mother is later seen on video paying for the bill. She is wearing the same sweater top and printed collar of the woman, who a short time later pulled into the Dorner's driveway and was identified by neighbors as the ex-cop's mother.