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February 12, 2005

Don't Be Good to Your Neighbors

This story just makes me want to scream:

Two Durango teens thought they'd surprise neighbors with nighttime deliveries of home-baked treats. But one woman was so terrified, she sued and has won.

It seems that two teenage girls, Taylor Ostergaard and Lindsey Jo Zellitti, decided to bake some cookies for their neighbors as a surprise. They left packages of cookies on their neighbors doorsteps, knocked on the doors, and walked away. Inside one of the homes, however, Wanita Renea Young got scared by the knocking and called the police. When they came, they saw no wrongdoing. She was upset to find the cookies on the porch. So upset that the next day she went to the ER due to an anxiety attack.

Normal people would laugh, and maybe, just MAYBE be touched that these girls did such a sweet thing.

But not Wanita.

She sued the girls for her medical bills - $900. Even though the girls sent a letter of apology, she won't forgive them.

The families had offered to pay Young's medical bills if she would agree to indemnify the families against future claims.

Young wouldn't sign the agreement. She said the families' apologies rang false and weren't delivered in person. The matter went to court.

Young said she believes that the girls should not have been running from door to door late at night.

"Something bad could have happened to them," she said.

Is it just me, or does this just not seem right?

If someone was knocking on my door at night with cookies, nothing's gonna stop me from opening it and stealing ALL their cookies.

Posted by Yano at February 12, 2005 01:28 PM


Yeah, been watching that on local Denver and Fox. I think the girls will get a movie deal from the media attention and Wanita really doesn't need to eat anymore cookies. It snowed today so I think I'll sue God. Geez what is this world coming to, LOL

Posted by: Kelley and Susan on February 12, 2005 04:07 PM

I hate to see it when an act of kindness backfires.

I would not be surprised if instead of cookies being delivered to her door, eggs just happen to pound her house.

Posted by: kane on February 12, 2005 04:19 PM

Those poor girls. They meant no harm.

Posted by: Trisha on February 12, 2005 04:37 PM

There is only one kind word I have for the woman that sued....Bitch!

Posted by: Stan on February 12, 2005 07:37 PM

I've read that those 2 girls are actually part of a demonic cult, not goody two shoe girl scouts as most newspapers are making them out to be. They didn't go to the front door as normal people would have done, but sneaked around to the backdoor, climbing over a 10 foot locked gate. And when asked to identify themselves, they made no attempt to respond, but slinkered off into the night like the demon spawn that they are.

Posted by: Sasha on February 12, 2005 10:06 PM

How sad. All this has taught these 2 girls is not to do anything nice for anyone. I wonder why they did it at night instead of the day and why they just left the cookies and walked away?

Posted by: srmc on February 13, 2005 01:46 AM

This is a strange story. I wondered too why they just didn't say who they were. But for the lady to sue after the girls offered to pay for her medical bills is stupid.

Posted by: Sue on February 13, 2005 11:09 AM

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