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'Jason Bourne' suspect to appear in L.A. court Monday on weapons charges

Los Angeles County prosecutors say the man likened to Jason Bourne, the fictional secret agent known for his daring getaways and high-tech gadgetry, will appear in court Monday on weapons charges.

Brian Alexik’s six weeks on the run ended Thursday when he was captured without a fight at a girlfriend’s downtown apartment.

Dubbed a real-life Bourne for his efforts to evade police by jumping down a fire escape from his loft overlooking the Federal Reserve Building in downtown L.A., Alexik, 34, must now faces charges of possession of an AK-47 assault rifle, manufacture of a short-barrel shotgun and possession of firearms by a felon.

He is being held in lieu of $1-million bail.

According to court documents, Alexik was previously convicted in 1996 in Middlesex County, New Jersey, of possession of narcotics and of theft by deception in 2001.

During a search of Alexik’s loft, investigators discovered a weapons cache, $15,000 in counterfeit bills, the formula for a Molotov cocktail written on a wall and a mosaic of the Central Intelligence Agency seal on the floor.

After fleeing, Alexik tried to conceal his identity, sporting close-cropped hair dyed auburn and fingers coated with glue to avoid leaving fingerprints, police said.

-- Richard Winton

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"Jason Bourne"?????????Enough already.Great reporting.

Lol! this story was so funny. just what i need on friday.

guy sounds like a badass. maybe hes a spook that the cia didnt want around anymore

Since when was Jason Borne a counterfeiter? The defining characteristics of the Jason Borne character are unbelievable fighting skills and amnesia. The obvious string tying Born and Alexik is that both had counterfeit identification. This would make about 10,000 people within a 3 mile radius of MacArthur Park all incarnations of Jason Borne, watch out! Is this language used to hype this case coming from the LAPD? If so what's their motive? Weather from the LAPD, the Times or Both it's beyond lame.

Hope they bring him into court with shackles and leg irons

"Jason Bourne" would not have been captured without a fight....

If this guy was "Jason Bourne-like" he wouldn't in jail right now.


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