Unsigned note accuses 'street people' of crime

Chelsea Watson eyes a note posted outside her condominium building in Calgary, Alta., on Wednesday...

Chelsea Watson eyes a note posted outside her condominium building in Calgary, Alta., on Wednesday March 26, 2014. She's displeased with the note, posted on the outside of several condo buildings in the area, that blames transient and homeless people for break-ins and vandalism. (Lyle Aspinall/QMI Agency)

Michael Platt, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:36 PM ET

CALGARY -- The yellow paper is fitting.

Courage would have meant including a name or contact number, but predictably, there is nothing of the sort.

Instead, printed on paper the colour of cowardice, anonymous words attack the homeless for lowering local property values, while telling others living in the same Beltline apartment buildings they should demand a ban on less fortunate neighbours.

“I was really offended — I live here too, and I don’t want to be grouped in with the kind of person who would write something like that,” said Chelsea Watson, who found the note taped to her building’s front door on Tuesday.


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