Yes, you read that right: the coach of a youth baseball team made up of 10 and 11-year-olds got into a dispute with a rival coach back in May and then started stalking and harassing him. Robert Sanfilippo, 45, was actually arrested DURING a baseball game on Friday after police say he anonymously sent threatening text messages and photograph. Ironically, Sanfilippo coaches a team called the Long Island Vengeance. Apparently the New York Creeps was already taken.
Here’s more from KSEE:
Sanfilippo who coaches the Long Island Vengeance was charged with 20 counts of aggravated harassment and one count of stalking on Saturday. According to police after Sanfilippo and another coach got into a dispute during a tournament in May, Sanfilippo bought an untraceable phone and began threatening to harm the other man. Commack resident John Reardon told Newsday that he, his wife and their 10-year-old son were the targets of Sanfilippo’s messages. ’I didn’t know it was him at first,’ Mr Reardon said. ‘It was nerve-racking. I couldn’t sleep. When he suddenly started mentioning my son by name, it just hit me that it was this guy.’