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Man Gets Jailtime For Pointing Shotgun at Girl Scout Selling Cookies

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A 61-year-old man who pointed a loaded shotgun at a 7-year-old Girl Scout selling cookies door-to-door with her father was sentenced on Friday to six months in jail, according to the Riverside Press Enterprise. Dodrill was sentenced for a misdemeanor charge of brandishing a firearm, and possession of an illegal assault weapon.The original incident occurred in 2014, at around 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 2. The girl, identified only as Jane Doe in the trial, was dressed in her brown Girl Scout vest when she walked up to Dodrill’s Temecula condominium door. She knocked and knocked again after nobody answered. Her father stood a few feet away down the holding the handle to a red Radio Flyer wagon filled with boxes of cookies.

Dodrill opened the door wielding a shotgun, and pointed it directly at the girl’s chest. According to the Press Enterprise, Dodrill said to her “You might not want to do that again” in an intimidating voice.

Dodrill closed the door and the girl’s father called the police. Deputies arrived, arrested Dodrill, and found three loaded weapons—including an assault rifle—inside his condo.

Per the Press Enterprise, Dodrill said to the girl’s father “Stay away from my house. You don’t come pounding on my door dressed like a thug.”

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During the trail, Dodrill also testified how he “was afraid gang members were going to rush my door.”

Because that’s how it works in the hood, you know? When you rush a door you make sure to do it a Radio Flyer wagon filled with Girl Scout Cookies. That way they never saw it coming.