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Feb 5, 2014 11:15 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Man pleads not guilty to Girl Scout assault

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) - A Riverside County man who allegedly pointed a shotgun at a Girl Scout selling cookies has pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon.

A plea was entered for John Dodrill on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say the 7-year-old, accompanied by her father, was pulling a wagon filled with cookies when she knocked on the door of Dodrill's Temecula home on Sunday.

The 59-year-old allegedly answered, pointed the shotgun at the girl, told her she should know better than to knock, and slammed the door.

The girl's stunned father called her over and dialed 911.

Authorities say Dodrill didn't know the girl.


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