Anonymous letter threatens family of autistic girl in Bal Harbour

Mother of autistic girl says she's victim of discrimination at condominium

BAL HARBOUR, Fla. – When Leah Solomon read a threatening letter that purported to be from the Plaza of Bal Harbour condominium association, she said she could not believe what she was reading. 

The anonymous writer was complaining about having to live in the same building with Solomon and her autistic teenage daughter. 

"Her screaming and outburst are not acceptable to the residents in this building," the letter said. 

Solomon believes the resident of the beachfront building who wrote the letter is discriminating against her and her daughter.

"It broke my heart," Solomon said. "I wanted to scream."

Solomon said that when she wasn't able to get an answer from the condominium association or from the property manager, she decided to post the letter on Facebook. 

A representative of the board for the Plaza of Bal Harbour wrote on the post, saying the letter was not endorsed by their board or association and they believe to know the culprit. 

"For me, I'm outraged. I'm hurt," Solomon said. "I'm broken because my daughter cannot defend herself."

MY CHILD WITH AUTISM BEING DISCRIMINATED AT THE PLAZA OF BAL HARBOUR. Well this is in deed the most in humane letter I...

Posted by Leah Solomon on Thursday, April 19, 2018


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Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.