Crime

Mariposa man arrested for harassment of Girl Scout

Lance Wesley Dondero, 36, of Mariposa spent the weekend behind bars after he was caught harassing a 13-year old Girl Scout outside a grocery store in Oakhurst.

Deputies were dispatched to a shopping center (located off CA-49) Friday night with reports of an intoxicated subject harassing customers, including a young girl trying to sell Girl Scout Cookies.

According to reports, Dondero, who appeared drunk, approached the girl at around 5:30 p.m., asking her what she was doing. He then walked into the store and exited carrying “some type of alcoholic beverage.” Roughly an hour and half later, he returned, chasing a woman into the grocery store. She alerted store personnel who in turn notified the Sheriff’s Office.

When Deputies arrived, Dondero was back at the Girl Scout’s booth where he reportedly put his arm around the young girl and started spewing profanities. He was swiftly taken into custody.

As soon as Dondero was placed in the patrol car he started screaming and kicking the back window. During the drive down the mountain, he spat on the patrol car’s Plexiglas partition, threatened to kill the deputy, and relieved himself while still seated in the back of the vehicle. Dondero was eventually booked into Madera County Department of Corrections for Drunk and Disorderly Conduct.

-Madera County Sheriff's Office

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