Calif. Man Pulls Gun on Girl Selling Cookies
Cops say he opened door to Girl Scout with gun in his hand
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff | Suggested by Kenja
Posted Feb 4, 2014 1:09 AM CST
John Dodrill is being held on $25,000 bond for suspected assault with a deadly weapon.   (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

(Newser) – No more Thin Mints for this guy: A California man has been arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at a young girl who was selling cookies door-to-door. Police say that when the girl knocked on the door of John Dodrill, 59, he answered with a gun pointed at her, the Los Angeles Times reports. The girl's father witnessed the incident and called police, who arrested Dodrill and confiscated the weapon. Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio issued a statement saying the incident is the first of its kind in its 90-year history in the area and stressing that girls are trained to never sell cookies without an adult present unless they are senior scouts, ABC7 reports.

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Apr 22, 2014 6:37 PM CDT
Hopefully this will deter them from selling door to door. I never buy that overpriced crap and tell them to go away and never come back.
Feb 4, 2014 9:43 PM CST
So the guy answered the door with a handgun. Seems to be a reasonable response, given the CA justice system (there is a real conundrum) releasing thousands of prisoners due to overcrowding. Hey, it is prison, after all!). The best policy here is to NOT open the door to begin with, and wait to see if they try to kick the door in. Welcome to the world as created by liberals.
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Feb 4, 2014 4:22 PM CST
He was defending his life against trans fats, HFCS, artificial flavors and colorings, and additives. Really. For more than 50 years, Girl Scout Cookies were made just 60 miles from my house in Marietta, Ok. They did a good job and provided lots of local employment. I liked it because as soon as I crossed the Texas line back into God's chosen country I would stop there and get a bag of broken cookie pieces. The melding of flavors of Tagalongs and Thin mints was fantastic. Then came Keebler fudge packers. They wined and dined the owners and gave them an ungodly amount of money to buy the factory outright. But they didn't want that factory and those workers, they wanted the lucrative Girl Scout account. They right away shut it down, moving Girl Scout manufacturing to places like Mexico. They easily unloaded the unwanted factory to another cookie maker who tried it for a while but just couldn't make it go. Then a wonderful bit of luck for Marietta came. Dollar Tree opened a US distribution center just a mile from the factory and soon three times the people were now employed. So the cookie factory sat empty until another company came along and realized the great potential. So now your kid's animal crackers are made there.