A 59-year-old man suspected of pointing a gun at a girl selling cookies when she knocked on the door of his Temecula home was arrested today.
Officers were called about 11:25 a.m. to the 31000 block of Strawberry Tree Lane to investigate the assault-with-a-deadly-weapon report, said Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Daniel Decker.
“The victim, who is a minor, was going door to door selling cookies,” Decker said. “When the victim knocked on the suspect's door, he opened the door and pointed a gun at her."
The girl's father, who witnessed the incident, called police, he said.
The suspect, identified as John Dodrill, was arrested and the weapon seized, Decker said.
He was being held at the Southwest Detention in Murrieta in lieu of $25,000 bail and was due in court on Wednesday, according to sheriff's online jail records.
--City News Service