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Man allegedly points gun at girl selling cookies door-to-door

Man allegedly points gun at girl selling cookies door-to-door
John Dodrill (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

A Temecula man who allegedly pointed a gun at a girl who knocked on his door to sell cookies on Sunday has been arrested, authorities said.

The girl, described only as a minor, was going door-to-door selling in the area around the 31000 block of Strawberry Tree Lane when she and her father approached John Dodrill's house.

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After the girl knocked on his door, Dodrill, 59, allegedly answered with a gun pointed at her, according to Riverside County sheriff's officials.

Her father, who witnessed the alleged incident, called police and Dodrill was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Authorities said they confiscated a weapon as evidence.

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