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Woman Arrested for Stalking, Harassment After Son Fails to Make Travel Team

Janet Chiauzzi allegedly wrote threatening letters and made false accusations against an East Meadow Little League official.

An East Meadow woman was arrested Saturday for stalking and harassment after her son failed to make an East Meadow Little League travel team, according to third precinct officials.

According to police, on May 21, Janet Chiauzzi, 44, allegedy sent letters "of a threatening nature" to an East Meadow Little League official and his son. Police said the letter also made threats against the victim's wife and daughter.

On June 1, the principal of the school where the victim's children attended received a letter claiming the victim was abusing his kids, which Nassau County Child Protective Services investigated and "deemed unfounded," police said.

According to police, six additional letters were sent to the East Meadow Little League attempting to "defame the victim and force his removal as an official."

Chiauzzi has been charged with two counts of second degree stalking, two counts of stalking in the third degree, two counts of third degree falsely reporting an incident, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and four counts of second degree aggravated harassment. She will be arraigned in First District court in Hempstead on Sunday.

Cat June 19, 2011 at 04:05 PM
She should be charged with being stupid and not having enough to do.
June Denny June 19, 2011 at 04:50 PM
My friend's son plays Little League and has tried out and been chosen for the Travel Team for the past few years. I have been lucky enough to see some of his games. The kids have to try out every year and only the best players are chosen. Instead of trying to defame and threaten the coaches and their families, maybe this woman should put her time and energy into helping her son improve his skills and ability so he can try out again next year and maybe be chosen.
Victoria June 19, 2011 at 07:17 PM
This is sick. The whole point is to teach children how to be team players. To win with pride and to lose with grace and good sportsmanship but most of all to have fun. I'm glad this person will have to face the music and answer for her deplorable behavior.
Christine June 20, 2011 at 02:59 AM
When did the game change, isn't it suppose to be all about the kids? The children that go out for travel have the love of the game! What is she teaching her child by acting this way?
Cat June 20, 2011 at 10:13 PM
I really just feel bad for him because he will have to deal with the flack at school.

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