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ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

 

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It’s no secret --- parents can get more than a little worked up about their kid’s sports.
The latest case catching headlines is the story of Janet Chiauzzi -- who allegedly sent threatening letters to a coach -- and others -- after her son didn’t make a traveling Little League team.

“It may be just a game, but try telling that to the parents. …Police say she sent a half dozen threatening letters to League Officials, a coach, and even one coach’s 11-year-old son.”(ABC)

Reports say Chiauzzi also contacted the principal of a coach’s son, claiming the child was being abused -- but a police investigation dismissed those charges. (Video: WNYW)

So what was in the letters Chiauzzi allegedly sent? NBC has a few.

PETER ALEXANDER, ABC: “‘I know where your wife works,’ she allegedly wrote. ‘I know where your daughter goes to school and your son’s everyday routine’. And according to police, it didn’t end there.”
DET. LT. RAY COTE, NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: “‘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.’”

WPIX reports -- Chiauzzi’s attorney didn’t deny she sent the letters, but added -- there’s more to the case.

"She's a wonderful person. The family is wonderful. They have never been in any sort of trouble. They are hard working Long Island family just doing a great job raising their kids.”

But a writer for The Stir gets the impression that Chiauzzi’s doesn’t have the greatest temper -- and suggests she joins the rambunctious cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.


“I imagine she's the type of person who would lose her sh** if someone cut her in line, or if the neighbors' bushes were creeping over to her side of the fence. In both cases I'm picturing a chainsaw. Anyway, Janet just seems like she likes to stir up some storms.”

Finally, WNYW spoke to a man who reminds everyone -- Little League is supposed to be about the kids.

“Some people just take it to the extreme. The whole idea is for the kids to have fun. And when you take the fun out of the game, this is what happens.”

Chiauzzi is charged with stalking, aggravated harassment, endangering the welfare of a child, and falsely reporting an incident. 

 

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NY Mom Arrested, Accused of Threatening Little League Coach

(Image source: New York Daily News)

 

BY TRACY PFEIFFER

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

 

You're watching multisource U.S. news analysis from Newsy.


It’s no secret --- parents can get more than a little worked up about their kid’s sports.
The latest case catching headlines is the story of Janet Chiauzzi -- who allegedly sent threatening letters to a coach -- and others -- after her son didn’t make a traveling Little League team.

“It may be just a game, but try telling that to the parents. …Police say she sent a half dozen threatening letters to League Officials, a coach, and even one coach’s 11-year-old son.”(ABC)

Reports say Chiauzzi also contacted the principal of a coach’s son, claiming the child was being abused -- but a police investigation dismissed those charges. (Video: WNYW)

So what was in the letters Chiauzzi allegedly sent? NBC has a few.

PETER ALEXANDER, ABC: “‘I know where your wife works,’ she allegedly wrote. ‘I know where your daughter goes to school and your son’s everyday routine’. And according to police, it didn’t end there.”
DET. LT. RAY COTE, NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: “‘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.’”

WPIX reports -- Chiauzzi’s attorney didn’t deny she sent the letters, but added -- there’s more to the case.

"She's a wonderful person. The family is wonderful. They have never been in any sort of trouble. They are hard working Long Island family just doing a great job raising their kids.”

But a writer for The Stir gets the impression that Chiauzzi’s doesn’t have the greatest temper -- and suggests she joins the rambunctious cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.


“I imagine she's the type of person who would lose her sh** if someone cut her in line, or if the neighbors' bushes were creeping over to her side of the fence. In both cases I'm picturing a chainsaw. Anyway, Janet just seems like she likes to stir up some storms.”

Finally, WNYW spoke to a man who reminds everyone -- Little League is supposed to be about the kids.

“Some people just take it to the extreme. The whole idea is for the kids to have fun. And when you take the fun out of the game, this is what happens.”

Chiauzzi is charged with stalking, aggravated harassment, endangering the welfare of a child, and falsely reporting an incident. 

 

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