Janet Chiauzzi Stalks Coach After Her Son is Cut From the Little League Team
Janet Chiauzzi's son didn't make the Little League team. That usually means it's time to bust out the supportive sit-down, let him know he's still good enough to play, and find him a new team that will welcome him with open arms. It's not like baseball is rare on Long Island.
But the 44-year-old isn't your usual mom. When her boy didn't make the squad, she began sending letters to league officials telling them the coach needed to be fired. Then she sent letters to the coach threatening physical violence against his wife and daughter.
And then she began sending letters to his children's principal, telling him the coach was sexually abusing his kids.
This, of course, summoned a police investigation, and suddenly left the coach tarred as some kind of pervert.
Fortunately, the detectives of Long Island aren't suckers. Their inquiry revealed the coach was innocent of all charges. He was, however, guilty of being stalked and besmirched by a mom whose only beef was that her son wasn't quite good enough to make a Little League team.
So instead of seeing the coach's name and reputation ruined, her actions brought those lovely rewards to her own doorstep. Chiauzzi has been charged with stalking, falsely reporting an incident, endangering the welfare of a child, and aggravated harassment.
We're guessing she no longer thinks Little League is all that important.
|Janet Chiauzzi even sent threatening letters to the coach's 11-year-old son|
Police in East Meadow, New York have released excerpts of some of the letters she sent to the coach and his family. Needless to say, she takes 11-year-old baseball teams very seriously.
"I know where your wife works," she wrote in one letter. "...I know where your daughter goes to school and your son's normal every day routine. ...Just tell your wife and kids to watch themselves, especially at night. I don't care what it takes, I'm going to make your life and your family's life a living hell. These are not just words and empty threats."
Then there's this one:
"This is a warning to you to step down as manager of the 11 year old travel team and get the hell out of East Meadow baseball all together. You and your son have no business being associated with the travel team... if the board doesn't pursue any action against you, I'm personally making it my goal to make sure and your family suffers dearly. You will be rotting in hell soon. I will make it happen."
And just to make sure she secures her reservation as one of the worst mothers in the history of Long Island, she sent this one to the coach's 11-year-old son:
"Tell your stupid father to back away from the East Meadow baseball team or he will be sorry. There are other things in life than baseball and if he wants to enjoy them he will get out of East Meadow baseball for good. Accidents happen and I would hate to see something happen to your mom or dad or sister because of your dad's stupidity... think about it, if something terrible happens to your dad or mom or sister you can blame your dad for not taking my threat seriously. He will be harmed and the outcome will not be good for you. You might never see your dad again. You all better watch your fucking backs. This is no joke. This is as real as it gets."Of course, her lawyer now says she regrets getting overzealous in her devotion to America's Grand Old Game. But police aren't exactly buying.
As Lt. Raymond Cote told WSBT-TV, "She's regretful now but I think more because she got caught then the matter of which she acted."
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