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01/30/2015 01:53 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mom Says She's Afraid Of 16-Year-Old Daughter And Sleeps With A Bat

Ann and Mike describe their existence as parents to 16-year-old Kristi as a living nightmare.

“I’m afraid of Kristi when she gets violent,” says Ann, pointing out that Kristi has bashed doors, thrown objects, has spit on her and even threatened to kill her.

Mike reports, “We found one of our big butcher knives under Kristi’s mattress.”

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On numerous occasions, they’ve resorted to calling 911 to have the local police intervene when the fighting becomes out of control. In fact, the local police chief says their home is his department's most frequent stop in town.

“I’m tired of sleeping with one eye open. I even offered $100 a month to leave my house,” says Ann, who says she now sleeps with a baseball bat to protect herself. “I can’t be scared to live in my own house anymore.”

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So why aren't the parents pressing charges? Are they truly committed to getting their daughter help and to owning their role in the situation? Watch the video above to see home video footage of their heated disputes, and see if Dr. Phil can help this family in crisis on his show Monday. Click here for local listings.

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