DURANGO, Colo. (Reuters) - A Colorado judge ordered two teen-age girls to pay about $900 for the distress a neighbor said they caused by giving her home-made cookies adorned with paper hearts.
The pair were ordered to pay $871.70 plus $39 in court costs after neighbor Wanita Renea Young, 49, filed a lawsuit complaining that the unsolicited cookies, left at her house after the girls knocked on her door, had triggered an anxiety attack that sent her to the hospital the next day.[snip]
The girls baked cookies as a surprise for several of their rural Colorado neighbors on July 31 and dropped off small batches on their porches, accompanied by red or pink paper hearts and the message: "Have a great night."
The Denver Post newspaper reported on Friday that the girls had decided to stay home and bake the cookies rather than go to a dance where there might be cursing and drinking.[snip]
...Young said she was frightened because the two had knocked on her door at about 10:30 p.m. and run off after leaving the cookies.
Early reports are that the girls are now fully rehabilitated, and have immediately begun devoting their free evenings to fits of drunken cursing.
No word on whether Ms. Young, the 49-year-old "heart attack" victim, has named her new shotgun yet.