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She was just an old woman, trying to do something nice for some kids.

Anonymous
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Woman Who Left Creepy Porcelain Dolls on Porches Is 'Embarrassed': Police

PHOTO: Porcelain dolls are mysteriously left on the doorstep of California families.

Maybe she should have left a note.

The woman who left porcelain dolls on the porches of several young girls' homes in a California neighborhood was only trying to give away toys her own family had outgrown, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said today.

Lt. Jeff Hallock added that the woman, who knew the girls from church, is now mortified by the media attention after news organizations picked up the story about how creepy dolls had mysteriously appeared in front of at least eight San Clemente homes.

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"She was embarrassed and I think a little scared that something she intended to be a good-will gesture turned into something that was terrifying the community for a short time," Hallock said.

PHOTO: Porcelain dolls are mysteriously left on the doorstep of California families.
Orange County Sheriffs Department
PHOTO: Porcelain dolls are mysteriously left on the doorstep of California families.

The woman, who police haven't named, even tried to match the girls with dolls that looked like them.

"She tried to pick dolls that resembled girls who lived there," he said. "In her mind, her motivation was purely kindness. It was meant as a good-will gesture. In retrospect, I think she wishes she would have left a note."

Hallock said the woman might simply have been cleaning out a closet and trying to get rid of the toys in a nice way, but added that the investigation is over since police confirmed she had no bad intentions.



Yes, she could have left a note, but it's sad to think we're living in a world where a little old lady can't even do something nice, and not ask for any credit for it, without people thinking the worst. 

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:52 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:53 PM

I saw that.  I actually thought it was funny and sad at the same time.   I feel bad for the women who was just trying to be nice.

katemckenzie
by Kate on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:54 PM
KNEW IT.
yo_ho
by Gold Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:55 PM
If she had left a note that would have been different. or given them to the girls at church. But these dolls showed up overnight and looked like the girls. I would have been freaked out too.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM
I had a feeling it was something like that.
I feel bad for her, but she probably should have left a note...
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM
I don't think they're "creepy", but the again, I have my own doll collection, so I see things a bit differently. I think it was a sweet gesture.
heydooney
by Gold Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:57 PM
I figured it would turn out to be this. Poor lady. But yeah she should have given them at church.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:58 PM
What was so scary? They have knives plunged into their chests?
Clara78
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:58 PM
I feel for the elderly woman soooo sad she was just trying to do a good deed
katrina.0822
by Bronze Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:58 PM

I feel bad for her but I can see how it would be creepy if you had no idea. She probably did it because she ddn't want to take credit but I think giving them at church would have been a little better.

Poor lady though

mojogirl
by Ouiser Boudreaux on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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Yeah its sad that everyone immediately thought the absolute worst case scenario.
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