Man Mistaken For Dorner Gets $20K For Bullet-Riddled Vehicle
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man whose pickup was riddled with bullets by authorities after he was mistaken for Christopher Dorner during a massive manhunt has been paid $20,000 for damage to the vehicle.
David Perdue was on his way to a surfing outing in February when he was stopped by officers pursuing Dorner.
Perdue filed a lawsuit against Torrance police, saying officers rammed his pickup and opened fire without justification.
Dorner was black and weighed 270 pounds, Perdue is a 160-pound white male.
Perdue lawyer Robert Sheahan said Sunday the lawsuit remains on track.
The Torrance payment will go to living expenses for his client, who claims he suffered head and spinal injuries.
Authorities say Dorner killed four people during a rampage that ended with his apparent suicide.
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