February 06, 2005

Legally Crazy

So how many of you have read this story?

Durango - Two teenage girls decided one summer's evening to skip a dance where there might be cursing and drinking to stay home and bake cookies for their neighbors.

Big mistake.

They were sued, successfully, for an unauthorized cookie drop on one porch.

It turns out that one of the neighbors had an ANXIETY attack, thought she was having a heart attack and THE NEXT DAY went into the hospital.

Look, I'm sorry she had an anxiety attack; sorry she thought it was robbers knocking at her door, or some neighbors who were bothering her. But she called the police who determined nothing was wrong. Get over it!!! What if the person knocking on her door had just gone to the wrong house? Or was someone who was looking for their lost cat and, when they didn't get an answer, left, or whatever. The girls left this lady COOKIES, when they could have been whooping it up and causing trouble. If she was afraid they could have tossed them in the trash.

A suit? And she won it?

The woman, Wanita Renea Young, stated

"....I just hope the girls learned a lesson."

What lesson would that be? Not to do random acts of kindness? To check the anxiety level of someone before knocking on their door?

How about praising the girls for their thoughtfulness, for their obedience to their parents (they baked the cookies after doing their chores) for making the world a little better?

We need some new judges.

(another blog take on this)

Posted by Rachel Ann at February 6, 2005 03:21 PM

What a bitch.

Posted by: Mark at February 6, 2005 03:29 PM

There have been donations of several thousand dollars for the girls. Several donors offered to cover the entire amount of the fine by themselves. Now THAT is a lesson worth learning.

Posted by: Jim at February 6, 2005 03:54 PM

I saw it via yahoo. Strange world.

Posted by: muse at February 6, 2005 07:17 PM

I think that is where I saw it first, but when I went to google it I got blogs and the Denver article. Sad, sad world.

I'm glad they are getting money to fund the fine. And I agree with those actions; I wish I had the money to give.

The woman who sued obviously has problems; but the lawyer who helped her win the case...Now I'm mad at that one.

Sometimes a client doesn't need legal help.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at February 6, 2005 08:58 PM
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