'Creepy' porcelain dolls being left on doorsteps in California neighborhood

ORANGE COUNTY, California (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Parents in a California neighborhood say they're disturbed over an anonymous person leaving porcelain dolls on doorsteps.

"I would say creepy or very unusual," said Lt. Jeff Hallock. "There's an indication by some of the parents that the dolls resemble their daughters, and we're talking about children here."

At least eight families reported finding dolls on their porches over the past week.

Parents claim the dolls left look like their daughters.

Most of the girls are around the age 10 and go to the same school.

Authorities say they have found the person behind this.

The person claims they intended this gesture as "goodwill."