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Girl Scout selling cookies threatened with gun


St. Louis, MO – St. Louis police say they don't expect to charge a 78-year-old woman with any crime for reportedly pointing a gun at an 8-year old Girl Scout selling cookies.

The girl's father said a man who answered the door of a south-city home this week yelled at them. As they walked away the man's mother emerged with a double-barrel shotgun threatening to shoot.

Firefighter Terry Tedder had taken his daughter out to sell cookies in their neighborhood. After the incident, Tedder and his daughter ran home and called police.

But Tedder says authorities decided not to press charges against the 78-year-old woman, who apparently thought the knock on the door was someone who had been harassing her.