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Neighbor Remembers Dorner as 'Friendliest' Guy

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Michael Capone remembers Christopher Dorner as an average, friendly guy. Michael Capone remembers Christopher Dorner as an average, friendly guy.
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LAS VEGAS -- In a lengthy manifesto, ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner mentions a problem he had with the Clark County Family Court system and his frustration about an LAPD officer in the Las Vegas valley.

Dorner's Las Vegas neighbors said his frustration with the officer had several officers responding to Dorner's house.

The man who lived across the street from Dorner said he was as good a neighbor as one could find, but said Dorner's time in the valley wasn't easy.

Real or imagined, Dorner's neighbor said he believed he was being harassed and stalked by another member of law enforcement.

An avid San Francisco 49ers fan, Dorner went across the street to his neighbor Mike Capone, a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan on Jan. 12, when the 49ers beat the Packers 45-31.

"He came over to playfully chide me about how my team got beaten by his," Capone said.

Capone said that was the last time he saw Dorner until the former police officer started making headlines across the nation.

Capone said he remembers Dorner as an average nice guy, full of fun conversation.

"The things that most guys talk about," Capone said of his conversations. ""He was just the friendliest guy in the world."

One of those women was who could be current LAPD officer was mentioned in Dorner's manifesto.

"You even allow this visibly disgusting officer to stay on the job when she perjures (lies) in court (Clark County Family Court)," the manifesto reads.

Capone said he remembers a day authorities were called out to Dorner's house, after watching a woman try and get Dorner to open the door.

"All I really saw was her pounding on the door," he said.

Capone said Dorner later told him the woman was an ex-girlfriend who tried to gain access to his financial records.

"He really didn't display any real anger," Capone said. "He was just explaining it in a very calm and matter of fact fashion."

8 News NOW tracked down what a Christopher Dorner filed in Clark County Family Court. Documents show a judge denied a temporary protection order matching the name of a current LAPD officer.

Capone said he still struggles to believe the man making gruesome headlines is the same one talking sports just four weeks ago.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations could not offer any further updates on Dorner's case.

North Las Vegas and Henderson police are following normal protocol after taking special safety precautions last week.

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