Alexik surrendered to officers who knocked on an apartment door in the downtown Arts District at about 1:40 p.m. LAPD officers had set up a block-wide perimeter around the apartment building, in case he tried to make another Jason Bourne-like escape.
Police were first called to Alexik's apartment on April 19, because neighbors smelled gasoline. When the officers knocked on the door, Alexik allegedly ran down the fire escape.
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Inside, police found $15,000 in counterfeit bills, an AK-47, fake IDs, and crystal meth. The gasoline apparently was used to power a generator. On the floor, there was a tile mosaic of the CIA logo.
A profile in the Downtown News makes Alexik sound like every landlord's worst nightmare. He was a convicted drug dealer who partied with Bono and Janice Dickinson and wrote to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to contest a traffic ticket.
David Bramante, the manager of the CityView Lofts, told the paper that Alexik trashed his $4,000/mo. penthouse, leaving behind a bunch of homemade tiling and anti-government paraphernalia.
"I think he was just too smart for his own good and had too much time and spiraled downward," Bramante told the Downtown News.