Little League Coach Allegedly Stalks Rival and His Son

Rob Nelson investigates a disturbing allegation in the world of youth sports.
3:00 | 09/23/12

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Coming up, this case is pretty extreme, little league coach accused of stalking a rival coach and his son all allegedly over a strikeout. Abc's rob nelson is on the story. Reporter: Good morning, guys. Youth sports organization has been dealing with the growing problem with out of control parents who take their children's sports too seriously. His team may be called the long isla island vengers but little league coach robert sanfilippo took his too name a little too far. It all started earlier this year, sane flip poe got into an altercation with rival coach john reardon and then. I started receiving text messages of pictures of myself and my son in front of the house. Reporter: He said that those texts became more threatening towards his wife and my son. Saying I'm going to pick your son up at the bus stop. Reporter: The text came from an untraceable phone. The tension between the two began build after an altercation in may. When reardon struck out the last batter in the final inning he didn't like it. He had something to say. Said something back. Reporter: But sanfilippo said that he's innocent and that reardon was upset. Disgruntled parents that don't make travel baseball. Reporter: Sanfilippo is charged with 20 counts with aggravated assault and one count of stalking as well. The worst thing about kids' sports is these parents these days. Time now for a check of the other top stories with paula

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