On Sunday, Karla Begley told CityNews her son Max, 13, stays with his grandmother in the morning during the summer. It was at that home where letter was delivered.
Brenda Millson, Max’s grandmother, told CityNews, “I was shaking when I was reading it. It’s awful words.”
The typed, one-page letter on pink paper calls the boy a “nuisance” and a “wild animal” and tells the family to move or “euthanize” the child.
Police are looking into if the letter is criminal based on the threatening tone. It is addressed to "the lady living at this address" and signed, "One pissed off mother!!!!"
It also states: "I also live in this neighbourhood and have a problem!!!! You have a kid that is mentally handicapped and you consciously decided that it would be a good idea to live in a close proximity neighgbourhood like this???? You selfishly put your kid outside everyday and let him be a nothing but a nuisance and a problem to everyone else with that noise polluting whaling he constantly makes!!! That noise he makes when he is outside is DREADFUL!!!!!!!!!! It scares the hell out of my normal children!!!!!!!!!"
The letter goes on to say:
" Crying babies, music and even barking dogs are normal sounds in a residential neighbourhood!!!!! He is NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is a nuisance to everyone and will always be that way!!!!!! Who the hell is going to care for him????????? No employer will hire him, no normal girl is going to marry/love him and you are not going to live forever!! They should take whatever non retarded body parts he possesses and donate it to science. What the hell else good is he to anyone!!!! You had a retarded kid, deal with it... properly!!!!! What right do you have to do this to hard working people!!!!!!!!! I HATE people like you who believe, just because you have a special needs kid, you are entitled to special treatment!!! GOD!!!! Go live in a tralier in the woods or something with your wild animal kid!!! Nobody wants you living here and they don't have the guts to tell you!!!!! Do the right thing and move or euthanize him!!! Either way, we are ALL better off!!!"
According to CityNews, the community has come out in support of the Begley family and is trying to find who sent the letter.