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Police track woman who left mysterious porcelain dolls in California

Woman who left dolls on doorsteps in San Clemente, Calif., tried to match them to the girls in each household, police said.
By Frances Burns   |   July 25, 2014 at 5:37 PM   |   Comments

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., July 25 (UPI) -- Porcelain dolls left on doorsteps in a Southern California community that some people found "creepy" were the work of a woman trying to be nice, police said.

Investigators in San Clemente said they were able to track the doll donor when they learned that all the families who got dolls attended the same church. It turned out to be a woman whose children had outgrown dolls and wanted to pass them on.

Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock said the woman had consciously matched the appearance of the dolls to the girls in each household.

"Because her intentions were good, she felt embarrassed at the fear she instilled in the community," Hallock said. "She just thought she was being nice."

Hallock said most "just breathed a sigh of relief" when they learned the motive for the gifts.

While the woman broke no laws, Hallock said an investigation was launched because of the level of anxiety in the community.

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