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SoCal Man Points Gun at Child Selling Girl Scout Cookies, Cops Say

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Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 8:01 AM
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Stand your ground? 

Maybe this has gone a little too far. Sure, you can protect your property. But maybe make sure the person at your front door isn't a Girl Scouts cookies seller before you draw your heat, yeah?

A Southern California man was jailed this week because he allegedly pointed a gun at a girl selling cookies door-to-door in his neighborhood:

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says it happened about 11:24 a.m. Sunday at a home in the 31000 block of Strawberry Tree Lane in Temecula.

According to a Sheriff's statement:


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The victim, who is a minor, was going door-to-door selling cookies. When the victim knocked on the suspect's door, he opened the door and pointed a gun at her.
Yep. Allegedly.

Cops say the girl's dad, apparently escorting her, witnessed what happened and called police.

click to enlarge DODRILL VIA THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.
  • Dodrill via the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Suspect John Dodrill, 59, was arrested and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Riverside officials said.

Is this the anti-Cookie Monster? 

Anyone with info on the incident was asked to call deputies 951-696-3000. 

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