In a development that's sure to add members to alleged murderer Christopher Dorner's burgeoning fan base, it's been uncovered that Dorner was once profiled by an Oklahoma newspaper for a remarkable act of good citizenship.

The Enid News and Eagle this week republished a 2002 story about a then-Navy ensign named Chris Dorner who, with one of his military colleagues, found nearly $8,000 in a bag in the middle of the road and promptly turned the money over to the police. It turned out the money belonged to a church, and the church's pastor has confirmed that the Dorner he met in 2002 is the same person currently suspected of killing three people in the LA area. Back then, Dorner said his decision to return the cash was "an integrity thing."

"The military stresses integrity," Dorner said. "There was a couple of thousand dollars, and if people are willing to give that to a church, it must be pretty important to them."

He said it was "a little scary" having that much money in front of him.

Dorner said his mother taught him honesty and integrity.

"I didn't work for it, so it's not mine. And it was for the church," he said. "It's not so much the integrity, but it was someone else's money. I would hope someone would do that for me."

Dorner, who claimed in a Facebook manifesto that a corrupt LAPD has led him to his "last resort," remains on the run from police.

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