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Man Allegedly Pulls Gun On Girl Scout Selling Cookies
CBSLA.com) ^ | February 2, 2014 9:14 PM

Posted on 02/03/2014 6:16:42 AM PST by BenLurkin

TEMECULA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities in Temecula say a man pulled a gun on a girl scout who was going door-to-door selling cookies Sunday.

The incident took place in the 31000 block of Strawberry Tree Lane.

Police responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call.

Officials said the victim, a minor, was selling cookies door-to-door when a resident opened his door and pointed a gun at the girl.

The scout’s father witnessed the alleged incident and called police.

The suspect has been identified as 59-year-old John Dodrill of Temecula.

Authorities said Dodrill was taken into custody without incident. They also said a weapon was seized as evidence in the case.


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1 posted on 02/03/2014 6:16:42 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

well, the Thin Mints are roughly as addicting as heroin...


2 posted on 02/03/2014 6:25:07 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BenLurkin
There's got to be more to this than meets the eye. An unprovoked and otherwise senseless assult on a minor? The cynic in me says maybe it's a setup to further the gun confiscation agenda. A derivative of the proverbial ‘false flag’.
3 posted on 02/03/2014 6:29:10 AM PST by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I was gonna say, I guess he really wanted some Thin Mints!


4 posted on 02/03/2014 6:29:41 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Paulie

Maybe he had a “No Solicitors” sign on his door.


5 posted on 02/03/2014 6:31:20 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: BenLurkin

No abortion cookies wanted?


6 posted on 02/03/2014 6:33:20 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Buckeye McFrog

SoCal CRAZY !


7 posted on 02/03/2014 6:34:06 AM PST by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: BenLurkin

“Give me the Tagalongs, and nobody gets hurt!”


8 posted on 02/03/2014 6:34:48 AM PST by SIDENET
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To: Paulie

9 posted on 02/03/2014 6:34:50 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: BenLurkin

10 posted on 02/03/2014 6:35:50 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: BenLurkin

what a crummy thing to do.


11 posted on 02/03/2014 6:36:15 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: BenLurkin

Having no knowledge of the time of the incident, I can’t help but wonder. Was it at night? Some areas of Temecula are rural. Was the homeowner plagued by break-ins? Had he been threatened in the recent past? Illegals using his neighborhood as a pathway?

While I am sure it was disconcerting to the minor and to her (at least I think it was a her. One can never tell for sure anymore) father, I cannot help but question the necessity of the physical arrest.


12 posted on 02/03/2014 6:43:59 AM PST by Glennb51
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To: Paulie

I too would like to see more, but I’ll bet that it’s as simple as he already has his gun out when he answers the door, and this is the first knock on the door in some time.


13 posted on 02/03/2014 6:44:32 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Paulie

Or maybe this is just a paranoid nut.


14 posted on 02/03/2014 6:49:16 AM PST by stellaluna
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To: dalereed

dalereed?


15 posted on 02/03/2014 6:53:57 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Glennb51
Some areas of Temecula are rural.

This address is inside an urban gated community.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31001+Strawberry+Tree+Lane,+TEMECULA&hl=en&ll=33.470039,-117.116277&spn=0.003061,0.012392&sll=33.470211,-117.116532&sspn=0.006811,0.012392&gl=us&hnear=31001+Strawberry+Tree+Ln,+Temecula,+California+92592&t=m&layer=c&cbll=33.470039,-117.116277&panoid=GMIe17wl0Gfwxza-MgErIQ&cbp=11,32.4,,1,-0.3&z=17

16 posted on 02/03/2014 6:54:58 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Aren’t they?


17 posted on 02/03/2014 6:55:41 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Glennb51
Was it at night? Some areas of Temecula are rural. Was the homeowner plagued by break-ins? Had he been threatened in the recent past? Illegals using his neighborhood as a pathway?

Don't know a whole lot of answers to the obvious questions, but some yes... Gated community of multi-unit condos - so likely relatively crime free area with high levels of local traffic, but probably very unlikely for someone to randomly knock on your door at any time.

18 posted on 02/03/2014 7:02:08 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Paulie

I suspect that he is a clinical paranoid, without a peephole or other way to see who was knocking, and so frightened that he assumed anyone at his door would be there to “get him”.

The interesting note was that he was arrested without incident. This suggests that he was not so far gone that he didn’t realize what he had done.

The alternative might be that he was half-expecting someone to come after him, suggesting involvement in the drug trade. So after hastily flushing the evidence, he peacefully surrendered to avoid a much worse sentence, figuring he could apologize down to a misdemeanor or even time served.


19 posted on 02/03/2014 7:05:59 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: null and void

That’s my name, Dale Reed


20 posted on 02/03/2014 7:06:32 AM PST by dalereed
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To: BenLurkin

The guilt the Girl Scouts put a guilt trip on people to by their lousy cookies at exorbitant prices is criminal.


21 posted on 02/03/2014 7:10:24 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: dalereed

Yes. You are in the area, can you provide any insight here?


22 posted on 02/03/2014 7:13:44 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: null and void

You will pay more for less!

Ignore that empty space in the box.


23 posted on 02/03/2014 7:18:39 AM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS)
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To: BenLurkin

Was he cleaning his firearm and just answered the door?


24 posted on 02/03/2014 8:26:45 AM PST by the_daug
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To: BenLurkin

Sure it wasn’t the Loch Ness monster ?


25 posted on 02/03/2014 8:31:32 AM PST by csvset
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To: lowbridge

Thanks for my morning laugh!


26 posted on 02/03/2014 8:35:51 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: null and void

No, that’s about 30 miles from me in the next county, Riverside.

There hasn’t been anything on TV or in the newspaper about it here.


27 posted on 02/03/2014 8:37:48 AM PST by dalereed
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To: dalereed

Thanks. I owe you a Twinkie...


28 posted on 02/03/2014 8:53:53 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Glennb51
While I am sure it was disconcerting to the minor and to her (at least I think it was a her. One can never tell for sure anymore) father, I cannot help but question the necessity of the physical arrest.

If the father had any sense, he would have handled the entire thing differently. Unless the homeowner was clearly off his nut, the father should have explained gun rights and property rights to the girl and amended his approach to knocking on strangers' doors. If the father had not become so outraged at the sight of the gun, he might have made a friend.

The homeowner could have had reason to be suspicious. These days, you do not know whom to trust. People impersonate utility workers, police, pregnant women and also use children as bait in order to commit crimes.

29 posted on 02/03/2014 9:07:57 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: thackney; BenLurkin
City data for Temecula.
30 posted on 02/03/2014 9:10:38 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Albion Wilde

With all the home invasion robberies going on these days you never know, when the next faint knock on the door may escalate into the door being kicked in and an entire family being held at gunpoint.

It is better to be safe, than sorry or perhaps even dead as I would not be surprised if there is a street gang out there that dresses up like Girl Scouts in order to gain homeowners confidence.


31 posted on 02/03/2014 10:03:10 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever; All

We do not have enough information to know what happened.

I suspect a hoplophobic father and a prudent homeowner who answered the door with a gun in hand and never pointed it at the girl.

How many cases have we seen where people were accused of pointing guns at people (just to make the accusation more dramatic) when they never did so?

That is a rhetorical question. I have read and been told of dozens of cases where that occured.


32 posted on 02/03/2014 10:12:21 AM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Albion Wilde

You make excellent points.

I wonder if the firearm was actually pointed at the father and daughter or if the father wigged out when he saw the firearm and thought it was pointed at them.


33 posted on 02/03/2014 10:24:21 AM PST by Glennb51
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To: bicyclerepair; All

Here is John Dodrill’s blog. He seems like a serious guy. I have doubts that he pointed a gun at a girl scout.

http://johndodrill.info/2014/01/27/search-engine-submitting-and-watching-superbowl-2014.aspx


34 posted on 02/03/2014 10:35:57 AM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: bicyclerepair; All

John also appears to be a constitutionalist. Here is something from his web page:

http://johnswebpage.com/constitution.shtml


35 posted on 02/03/2014 10:45:44 AM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

There are several John Dodrills. How did you determine this was him?

http://www.linkedin.com/vsearch/p?orig=SEO_SN&firstName=John&lastName=Dodrill&trk=SEO_SN


36 posted on 02/03/2014 10:46:42 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: marktwain

Never mind, I see the first link you posted, includes a link to the second, which includes his resume with home address.

You must be correct.


37 posted on 02/03/2014 10:49:01 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: BenLurkin

38 posted on 02/03/2014 10:54:56 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: marktwain

“We do not have enough information to know what happened.”

It may not be as important to know what happened as it is to understand what could happen when there is an unexpected knock on the door. Yes, it could be a Girl Scout dealing cookies or it could be someone with an even more sinister intent.


39 posted on 02/03/2014 10:56:16 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever; All

Yes, and we have only heard one side of the story. I have seen too many hoplophobes to simply believe allegations of aggravated assault by people who are productive members of society.

Here is the Mayor of Grand Rapids telling people to call police on peaceful citizens exercising their rights:

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/01/robert-farago/grand-rapids-mayor-george-heartwell-anxious-and-frightened-by-armed-citizen/


40 posted on 02/03/2014 11:10:41 AM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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