Armed police officers surrounded a Portland man as he sat in a car outside a San Diego hotel.
They believed he was suspected killer Christopher Dorner.
"All of a sudden I turn around and look back and see another [officer] behind a tree with a machine gun and thought, ‘this is not good,'" Greg Pruitt told NBC 7 in San Diego.
Greg Pruitt, 36, of Portland, was ordered to get on the pavement and placed in handcuffs. Officers then checked his identification and realized he was not the former Los Angeles police officer at the center of a multi-state manhunt.
"I didn't even want to breathe," Pruitt said in an interview with the San Diego TV station. "You have guns pointed at you, you don't move, you don't breathe you don't blink you don't ask why, you just do what you're told."
A San Diego police spokesman said Pruitt was just "in the wrong place at the wrong time," according to NBC 7
Pruitt had just arrived in town on business from Portland.
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