‘LAPD: Don’t shoot. I’m not Christopher Dorner’ t-shirts and bumper stickers being sold

Posted at 11:04 PM, Feb 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-11 23:04:02-05

The community of Los Angeles is asking the LAPD not to shoot them because they are not Chris Dorner.

T-shirts and bumper stickers are already for sale on eBay and photos have already appeared online of residents wearing the shirts.

The cottage industry is not surprising considering a nearly fatal mistake last week, when two police officers shot at a pick-up truck after mistaking it for one Dorner was seen driving.

LAPD officers opened fire on a blue Toyota Tacoma being driven by a 47-year-old woman and her 71-year-old mother, riddling it with bullets.

Dorner, however, was believed to be driving a different truck of a different color – a gray Nissan Titan.

One of the women was hit twice in the back; the other was cut by the broken glass.  The LAPD has apologized, with Police Chief Charlie Beck calling it “a tragic misinterpretation” and citing the “incredible tension” that his officers were working under.