With Parents Like These…


Dec 5, 2013 9:46am

Airing on “20/20,” Friday, December 6, 10 pm on ABC

From a dad who allegedly enlisted his kids to rob banks as a family, to a mom who stalked a baseball coach because her son wasn’t selected for a travel team, “20/20″ reports on questionable parental behavior.  “20/20″ airs on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.  Reports include:

  • It was a story that made national headlines – dad Scott Catt, his 20-year-old son Hayden, and his 18-year-old daughter Abby accused of working together to rob a bank in Texas.  Did a man really enlist his kids to rob banks, ultimately landing them all behind bars?  Matt Gutman reports on the unlikely family drama, and reunites Hayden and Abby for the first time since they were sent to jail.
  • Many kid sports are out of control, but sometimes it’s the mom and dads who belong in the penalty box. Lately there seems to be more reports about brawls breaking out among overzealous parents in stands.  But that is not all.  “20/20″ tracks the case of Janet Chiauzzi, a Long Island mom who, for over a year, secretly stalked and terrorized a family all because her son was not picked for the travel baseball team.  In an exclusive interview with Deborah Roberts, the victims describe the terrible ordeal that turned their lives upside down.
  • Tasha Adams was enjoying a few drinks and dinner at a local pizzeria in Conway, Arkansas, when, to her surprise, local police showed up at the restaurant, arrested her and charged the mother of three with endangering the welfare of a child.  Little was Adams aware that an off the clock waitress, Jackie Conners, was observing Adams and her party and reported to police that Adams was consuming “drink after drink” while simultaneously breastfeeding her infant.  Adams will appear in court in January to dispute that she was doing any harm to her child.  Conners, who was let go from her job at Gusano’s a few days after the incident, claims she was fired for taking action into her own hands. Juju Chang reports.

David Sloan is executive producer of “20/20″.

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