The Dorner shootings and resulting manhunt unfolded right before our eyes via the media. The entire event seemed surreal, as if it was the plot of a Hollywood thriller. At the center of it all was Christopher Dorner, an ex-cop accused of the deaths of four people. However, the entire scene hit its climatic end when the cabin Dorner was attempting to hideout in burst into flames. Explosions occurred. Finally, the charred remains of a body were identified as the suspect and the entire case was wrapped up with a nice little bow. However, there are some who believe that everything is just a little too neat. Many contend that the story reported across the country is not the real story. There are conspiracy theories about every facet of the Christopher Dorner case, but the big question is . . . do they hold water? The conspiracy theories began as quickly as the manhunt for Dorner. One such theorist claimed that the entire shooting was a hoax and never happened. (1) The YouTube poster, Dave J, claimed that the hoax was a cooperative effort by the media and police. What did the two get out of the joint effort? Well, according to that particular theorist, the media gets a ratings boost and the police could use the ruse to tighten their control over the public. Nevertheless, as the Dorner case raged on, most people dismissed this particular theory as rubbish. Nevertheless, the theories still flowed in, even more so when police claimed to have identified his body.