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Girl scout ... has gun pulled on her ... trying to sell him cookies
The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 4, 2014 | Mia De Graf

Posted on 02/04/2014 11:20:06 AM PST by Uncle Chip

A girl scout selling cookies was left traumatised after a customer pulled a gun as he opened the door.

The seven-year-old and her father were fundraising on Strawberry Tree Lane in Temecula, California, with a tin of baked goods on Sunday morning.

But at 11.30am she knocked on a door and was met with a deadly weapon.

The pair scarpered, horrified, and called the police. John Michael Dodrill, 59, has been arrested and charged with the offence, and is due to appear in court tomorrow....

Her father, who witnessed the alleged offence, called the police.

Two handguns and two rifles have been seized from Dodrill's home, reports claim.....

[And don't you just love the way this article ends with a commercial for Girl Scout Cookies]

The girl is a member of the San Gorgonio Girl Scouts, which will join its sister groups in celebrating National Girl Scout Cookie Day this weekend.

The sale of Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, and other favorites bring in $790 million each year.

The trade is also touted as a way to give young girls invaluable life experiences, and to teach them about the values of business ethics and people skills.

Girls are encouraged to get out and 'spread the word' to potential customers this Friday and Saturday.

Scouts spokesman Jua-Nita Houston said the girl was shaken by the incident but would not be deterred from fundraising.

Ms Houston said: 'She set very strong goals for herself, and she’s going to meet those goals.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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It's not everyday that a girlscout gets to take down a gunowner and meet her cookie sale quota in one fell swoop.

I'm sure there has to be a special merit badge in there for her somewhere from the GSA.

1 posted on 02/04/2014 11:20:06 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

It was probably the scarpering that traumatized her...


2 posted on 02/04/2014 11:22:12 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: WayneS

Yep. I learned a new word today.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 11:24:44 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Uncle Chip

>>>> Two handguns and two rifles have been seized from Dodrill’s home, reports claim.....

Not only the guy was arrested then charged with ‘assault’, his properties also confiscated.

Next time I’ll use Joe Biden’s advise: 12 Gauge shotgun through the door.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 11:27:23 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Uncle Chip
"They look very aggressive - I think they want to beat me up."
5 posted on 02/04/2014 11:27:38 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Uncle Chip
John Michael Dodrill, 59, has been arrested and charged with the offence...

That sounds ominous.

"You have been charged with The Offence.

You have been tried for The Offence.

A jury of your peers has found you found guilty The Offence.

I hereby sentence you to The Punishment".

6 posted on 02/04/2014 11:27:39 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: WayneS

The author certainly won’t get a merit badge for “spilling”.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 11:27:44 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: saganite

Britishology? “scarpered”?


8 posted on 02/04/2014 11:27:53 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

the perps resume...

http://www.temval.com/

oddly i didnt see the obamcare website mentioned....


9 posted on 02/04/2014 11:28:54 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Uncle Chip

Someone I don’t know comes walking and knocking on my door, I’d be armed up, too.
Wouldn’t actually SHOW my weaponry until threatened, though.


10 posted on 02/04/2014 11:29:15 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: Uncle Chip

“Online jail records reveal Dodrill had been in custody less than two hours before the girl arrived on his doorstep.”

That’s either great police work or poor writing.


11 posted on 02/04/2014 11:30:20 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Uncle Chip

Are there a lot of home invasions in Temecula?


12 posted on 02/04/2014 11:32:28 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Oliviaforever

Hey! That HAS to be prior restraint, or something...

...time travel, perhaps.


13 posted on 02/04/2014 11:32:39 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Sir Napsalot

Besides how does a homeowner to know the guy tag along the ‘girl scout’ not her “accomplis”????


14 posted on 02/04/2014 11:32:50 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Uncle Chip

So...did the perp threaten the child? Or, is it now illegal to answer the door with a handgun? Granted, his photo looks rough, but that alone doesn’t make him a criminal.
The article seems to indicate that he had been in custody a couple of hours before this ‘incident’.

Must be more here than I’m seeing. Of course, I’m old, so...


15 posted on 02/04/2014 11:32:56 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: WayneS; HartleyMBaldwin; humblegunner; saganite

Bindun last week...on this thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3118377/posts

We have a mini-fan-club for the word. :)


16 posted on 02/04/2014 11:33:56 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Uncle Chip

What was the charge?


17 posted on 02/04/2014 11:34:58 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Maybe next time you'll buy the cookies.

18 posted on 02/04/2014 11:35:29 AM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("The power to tax is the power to destroy." -- Chief Justice John Marshall, 1819)
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To: smokingfrog

Probably just a lot of girl scouts selling cookies —


19 posted on 02/04/2014 11:35:29 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Daffynition

Well sign me up! I love the word.

It sounds like something out of “Jabberwocky”.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 11:36:49 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: southernnorthcarolina

LOL


21 posted on 02/04/2014 11:38:36 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: WayneS; saganite

I guess it means like “skedaddled”.


22 posted on 02/04/2014 11:42:40 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Oliviaforever
That’s either great police work or poor writing.

That, or the dude had just gotten released from custody two hours prior to pulling the gun on the Girl Scout. Which is how I read it.

23 posted on 02/04/2014 11:53:08 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Uncle Chip

What the article doesn’t state is there is a gang of midgets dressed as Girl Scouts doing home invasions in the area.

Very brutal, kicking people in the shins thus disabling their defenses.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 11:58:02 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Uncle Chip

It’s just not a good idea to go door to door selling anything these days.


25 posted on 02/04/2014 12:07:55 PM PST by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: Uncle Chip

According to this story, it was a shotgun....

“Police seized numerous weapons from the home of the 59-year-old Temecula man who was arrested after allegedly pointing a shotgun at a 7-year-old Girl Scout selling cookies door-to-door, said Temecula Police Sgt. Daniel Decker.”

http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/temecula/temecula-headlines-index/20140203-temecula-authorities-say-shotgun-pointed-at-7-year-old-girl-scout.ece


26 posted on 02/04/2014 12:07:57 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: Uncle Chip

Sounds to me like there is more to the story, I wonder if we will ever hear it.


27 posted on 02/04/2014 12:09:58 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Uncle Chip
Aren’t the Girl Scouts Mass Murderers of babies ?

28 posted on 02/04/2014 12:14:00 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Talisker
What was the charge?

$3.50 --

and that was just for a 10 oz box of Samoans.

29 posted on 02/04/2014 12:19:46 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Some people get pretty upset when they run out of thin mints


30 posted on 02/04/2014 12:19:58 PM PST by wny
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To: MeshugeMikey

Weird... Doesn’t sound like some hardened criminal type.


31 posted on 02/04/2014 12:27:59 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: PoloSec

Doubtful... Doesn’t fit the template.


32 posted on 02/04/2014 12:28:21 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Last summer, I saw a man run at top speed through my large fenced back yard, to the front yard, at a full run. I grabbed my handgun and threw open the front door, hiding the weapon. The man was standing on my front porch, out of breath, about to knock on the door. Turned out to be one of my lawn guys, just checking to see if I needed a mow out back. Glad I didn’t scalper the poor guy.


33 posted on 02/04/2014 12:28:26 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: rktman

Yes, widely used over there. = immediately ran off


34 posted on 02/04/2014 12:28:58 PM PST by expat2
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To: PubliusMM
'Brandishing' a weapon is a no-no in most states. Perp should have kept it hidden behind his thigh, I'd think.

Incidentally, the woman who was indicted for firing a warning shot at her threatening sig-other made a big error by calling it a warning shot -- she should have said she fired AT him, but missed, and she would have been fine.

35 posted on 02/04/2014 12:35:36 PM PST by expat2
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To: UriÂ’el-2012
Aren’t the Girl Scouts Mass Murderers of babies ?

That would be the Planned Parenthood organization the GSA leadership supports and the rank and file parents seem not to know about.

36 posted on 02/04/2014 12:36:24 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

The Chicago Way.....


37 posted on 02/04/2014 12:36:37 PM PST by expat2
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To: Uncle Chip

Hmmm, I recently got flamed here because I mentioned Girl Scouts selling door to door...was told I was stupid, they didn’t do that anymore. Well who’s stupid now?


38 posted on 02/04/2014 12:39:06 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Repeal The 17th

or “Gobsmacked.”


39 posted on 02/04/2014 12:42:56 PM PST by k4gypsyrose
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To: JimRed
I come to the door with a gun
if I knew it a mass murderer.

40 posted on 02/04/2014 12:59:16 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012
I would come to the door with a gun
if I knew it a mass murderer.

41 posted on 02/04/2014 1:02:09 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: JoeDetweiler
“Police seized numerous weapons from the home of the 59-year-old Temecula man who was arrested after allegedly pointing a shotgun at a 7-year-old Girl Scout selling cookies door-to-door, said Temecula Police Sgt. Daniel Decker.”

The girl is lucky is wasn't Joe Biden's house...

42 posted on 02/04/2014 1:10:33 PM PST by GraceG
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To: MeshugeMikey; All

He also seems to be a conservative, from the amount of stuff about the constitution on his website.

I am highly skeptical that he ever pointed the gun at the girl. I have seen way too many hoplophobes make that claim just because they see someone with a gun. One webpost even recommended that people say that when desribeing open carriers to police.

I would very much like to hear his side of the story.

In my opinion, having a gun in your hand when you open to door is just being prudent.


43 posted on 02/04/2014 1:42:29 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain
In my opinion, having a gun in your hand when you open to door is just being prudent.

Do you do that when you open the door???

44 posted on 02/04/2014 4:02:24 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Very often. Usually it is in a holster.


45 posted on 02/04/2014 4:42:55 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

You must live in a high crime area


46 posted on 02/04/2014 6:10:44 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

LOL...


47 posted on 02/04/2014 6:26:11 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

48 posted on 02/04/2014 6:26:39 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: Uncle Chip

In this day and age, who in their right mind would send their little kids to bang on strangers doors?


49 posted on 02/04/2014 6:31:34 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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