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Charlie Sheen's Video Message To Wanted Cop
Charlie Sheen has released an online video urging an ex-cop accused of three killings to call him, after the actor was named in the man's chilling online manifesto.
Police are hunting for Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer who threatened to go on a murder spree against police and their families to avenge his sacking five years ago.
In a rambling online statement - in which Dorner threatened "unconventional and asymmetrical warfare" against the LAPD - he at one point describes Sheen as "awesome".
Sheen - who was fired from the hit US sitcom Two And A Half Men in 2011 and has a long history of hard partying and scandal - addressed Dorner directly in a brief video posted on celebrity website TMZ.com.
"Christopher Dorner? Charlie Sheen," the actor says.
"You mentioned me in your manifesto, so thank you for your kind words.
"I am urging you to call me. Let's figure out together how to end this thing. Call me, I look forward to talking to you."
Dorner, 33, is wanted for the killings of Monica Quan, the daughter of a former LAPD captain and her fiance, Keith Lawrence. They were found shot in their car at their apartment in Irvine on February 3.
Authorities also said Dorner opened fire early on Thursday on police in cities east of Los Angeles, killing one officer and wounding another.
Police found weapons in his burnt-out pick-up truck in the San Bernadino mountains, around 80 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
They also revealed the truck had a broken axle, but it was unclear whether it had broken down or was set on fire as a diversion.
Dorner singled out various celebrities and prominent people in his online manifesto, including Sheen, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Kate Winslet.
As the manhunt continues, the LAPD said it would reopen the investigation that apparently led Dorner to seek revenge against former LAPD colleagues who he believed cost him his career.
Police chief Charlie Beck said the department would thoroughly re-examine Dorner's allegation to assure the public that the LAPD is fair and transparent.
He said that if Dorner wants to surrender, the LAPD will "be happy to hear what he has to say".