With a rogue, killer ex-cop on the loose earlier this year the LAPD opened fire on two innocent women, shooting both and leaving the pickup they mistook for the suspect’s riddled with bullets.
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck made a promise to give the victims a new truck, but it now both women say there are too many strings attached to accept it.
47-year-old Margie Koranza was shot in both hands and her 71-year-old mother twice in the back in the early morning hours of January 7th during the manhunt for cop killer Christopher Dorner. Eight cops firing 102 times at the truck the two women used to deliver papers, their truck was completely wrecked.
But now they say through their attorney they no longer want the new truck after being told they’d need to pose for a photo-op and pay income tax on it.
Attorney Glen Jonas who represents both women accuses the LAPD of first offering his clients a used truck.
Then, the LAPD reached out to Galpin Ford. The dealer offered the women a brand new 2013 ford f-150 pickup truck but said they needed to fill out a 1099 form for the donation.
Alan Skobin, the attorney representing Galpin Ford, confirms Chief Beck asked them to donate the truck. He also says Galpin Ford feels it’s being demonized. No good deed goes unpunished, he says. He claims Galpin Ford was willing to donate the new truck valued at more than $32,000 and pay the sales tax, DMV registration and license fees. He says accountants advised them that Galpin Ford had to issue a 1099 because by law the recipient of the vehicle is liable for the income tax on the vehicle.