An Orange County woman told investigators she was embarrassed that her well-intentioned act of leaving porcelain dolls outside girls’ homes scared a quiet San Clemente community, a sheriff’s official said.
Over the last week, a mother whose children had grown up discreetly dropped off eight to 10 dolls on residents’ door steps – each them bearing a resemblance to a little girl living in the home. But the ornate dolls, left without any written message, unnerved residents.
“Because her intentions were good, she felt embarrassed at the fear she instilled in the community,” said Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock. “She just thought she was being nice.”
Because the woman’s children had outgrown playing with dolls, she elected to give them away, Hallock said.
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