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
Calif. Man Pulls Gun on Girl Selling Cookies
John Dodrill is being held on $25,000 bond for suspected assault with a deadly weapon.   (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

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. (Read more Girl Scout cookies stories.)

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