In Durango, Colorado, a woman successfully sued two teen-age girls for dropping off home-made cookies at 10:30 one night. The girls had decided to give cookies to their neighbors just to be nice. The Denver Post reports:
The July 31 deliveries consisted of half a dozen chocolate-chip and sugar cookies accompanied by big hearts cut out of red or pink construction paper with the message: “Have a great night.”
The notes were signed, “Love, The T and L Club,” code for Taylor Ostergaard, then 17, and Lindsey Jo Zellitti, 18.
Seeing a light on, the girls knocked on the door. Wanita Renea Young, 49, was so scared by the knock that she called the police; she went to the ER the next day with an anxiety attack.
A Durango judge Thursday awarded Young almost $900 to recoup her medical bills. She received nothing for pain and suffering.
“The victory wasn’t sweet,” Young said Thursday afternoon. “I’m not gloating about it. I just hope the girls learned a lesson.”
Don’t practice random acts of kindness.
Taylor and Lindsey declined to comment Thursday, saying only that they didn’t want to say anything hurtful.
Young said the girls showed “very poor judgment.”
Look in the mirror, lady. If it’s not too scary.
Update: A radio host is soliciting contributions to help the girls pay the judgment. The girls are getting plenty of donations and support, reports the Denver Post. One reader called litigant Young a “cookie batterer.”