A Canadian family is in shock after reportedly receiving a letter from a neighbor that called their 13-year-old autistic son "nothing but a nuisance" and argued he should be "euthanized."
"It made me sick to my stomach to think that somebody hated my son that much and they didn't even know him," mother Karla Begley told Toronto's City News. "But they just hated him because he was different."
The letter, signed by "One pissed off mother!!!!!" was slipped under the door of Brenda Milson's home on Friday. Her grandson Maxwell Begley, who lives with his parents, stays with her in the mornings during the summer.
"Do the right thing and move or euthanize him!!!" it read.
The writer complained about Maxwell's "noise polluting whaling" saying it "scares the hell out of my normal children." The angry mother, with her liberal use capital letters and exclamation marks, concluded the letter by telling the family to move away and "live in a trailer in the woods or something with your wild animal kid."
Begley said the police are investigating the anonymous letter.
Scroll down to see the whole letter:
A close family friend has an autistic boy and this was an anonymous letter slipped under her door. This is real. pic.twitter.com/VyRb2oqPrG
— Lennon and Maisy (@lennonandmaisy) August 19, 2013