Sapphire Curzon lives in the U.K. and is the mom to a happy, healthy toddler named Callum.
Callum is a rambunctious little boy, but Curzon never thought that could get her evicted.
Curzon received a letter from the housing department where she lives and was informed that her son plays with his toys too loud, and could ultimately get her evicted.
The landlord threatened to serve her with an ASBO, or anti-social behavior order, which is usually given out by a court as a result of people rioting, drunk driving, or dealing drugs. It makes the defendant stop whatever behavior has been complained about.
Curzon was rightly upset by this letter and went public with her problem.
“All my son does is run around and play with cars, trucks and building blocks,” Curzon said. “I find myself now constantly telling him off. But I shouldn’t tell him off because he’s playing. It’s just what a child does. He gets excited. All my son does is run around and play with cars, trucks and building blocks. I find myself now constantly telling him off. But I shouldn’t tell him off because he’s playing. It’s just what a child does. He gets excited.”
“I’m not going to punish him for being a happy child,” Curzon said. “I knew the neighbors were annoyed, but I wasn’t ever expecting to get the letter.”
While an ASBO doesn't go on your criminal record, it can last for two years in the system and if you break the conditions that's when things get recorded.
“It’s really making me frightened because I’m scared of going to court,” she said. “I’m not a criminal. I’m just a single mum with a toddler son.”
The conditions of Sapphire Curzon's letter are pretty vague, stating she can't "do anything or allow anything to be done in the premises or communal areas or the locality which causes or would be likely to cause nuisance, annoyance or harassment to anyone living in or visiting in the locality.”
While it's hard to know just how loud Callum was being and what other circumstances are involved, it still seems pretty extreme to get to this level don't you think?