'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.
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