Temecula Man Arrested After Allegedly Pulling Gun on Girl Selling Cookies

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A man was arrested after he allegedly pointed a gun at a girl who was going door-to-door selling cookies in Temecula on Sunday, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

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John Dodrill was arrested after he was alleged to have pulled a gun on a girl selling cookies. (Credit: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)

The incident happened in the 31000 block of Strawberry Tree Lane (map) shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department.

The girl was selling cookies in the neighborhood with her father when she got to the home of 59-year-old John Dodrill, according to the release.

She knocked on the door, Dodrill opened it and pointed a gun at her, authorities said. The father witnessed the incident and called police.

Officers responded and took Dodrill into custody, the release stated. His gun was seized for evidence.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Southwest Sheriff’s Station at 951-696-3000.