An anonymous neighbor sent an offensive letter to the family of an autistic child, but other neighbors rallied around the family. (Source: Lennon and Maisy via Twitter)
Max Begley suffers from severe autism and was the target of a hateful letter. (Source: CityNews)
NEWCASTLE, ON (RNN) – A Canadian family with an autistic child received a disturbing letter from an anonymous neighbor on Friday.
The neighbor, who called herself "one pissed off mother," wrote an offensive tirade against the parents whose teenaged child suffers from severe autism.
The neighbor claimed that Karla Begley's 13-year-old son, Max, is a "nuisance and a problem…with that noise polluting whaling [sic] he constantly makes!!!" The neighbor also goes on to call the boy an "idiot", "retarded" and a "wild animal kid," and suggests they should euthanize the boy.
Max was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old.
When neighbors found out about the letter, many came out in support of Max and his family. They hope to find out who wrote the letter.
Police now have the letter and the Begley family plans to press charges if a suspect is identified.
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