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Man allegedly pulls gun on girl scout selling cookies door-to-door in Temecula

John Dodrill

Girl scouts, beware.

On February 2, 2014, officers from the Temecula Police Department responded to the 31000 block of Strawberry Tree Lane, in the city of Temecula in regard to an assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim, who is a minor, was going door-to-door selling Girl Scout cookies.

The suspect was identified as John Dodrill, age 59 of Temecula.  “Officers took Dodrill into custody without incident and seized the weapon as evidence.” Temecula Police Sergeant Daniel Decker, in a press release. “The Temecula Police Department is committed to the safety of our citizens and takes incidents of this nature very seriously.”

Decker stated, going on to say,  “When the victim knocked on the suspect’s door, he opened the door and pointed a gun at her. The victim’s father witnessed the incident and called the police.”

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Officer Garcia #4162 at the Southwest Sheriff’s Station at 951-696-3000.


About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

3 comments on “Man allegedly pulls gun on girl scout selling cookies door-to-door in Temecula

  1. Tressa Coco
    February 3, 2014

    Very sad – I guess the Girl Scouts can’t go door-to-door anymore. The child must be traumatized. So glad the father was with her!!!


  2. Pingback: San Gorgonio Girl Scouts Council speaks out on incident where cookie selling girl scout assaulted with deadly weapon | Temecula Grapevine

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