Teen Mom: 16 Shocking Revelations From Catelynn And Tyler Baltierra’s ‘Conquering Chaos’
12. Butch Gets Busted
When Tyler was a kid in elementary and high school, it was clear he had a problem with authority figures. A lot of that stemmed back from when he was 8-years-old and he saw his father, Butch, get viciously tackled by the cops and thrown in jail. It was the summer going into second grade and Tyler had decided to spend a few weeks living with his dad after he’d just gotten out of prison. He witnessed his dad and uncle doing a lot of drinking and drugs, but things got particularly bad one week when a woman came running into the house screaming about someone outside with a flashlight. Thinking it was someone breaking into their car or house, Butch got up, walked outside and was immediately tackled to the ground by three cops. “I was screaming for my dad to look at me. I’ll never forget that: He would not look at me. That was how I knew he was ashamed,” said Tyler. It turned out Butch had broken into somebody’s house and stolen something so he could buy his crack rocks.
Growing up in a rough neighborhood with little supervision meant that Tyler and Catelynn got into a lot of bad stuff. The first time Tyler tried cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana was when he was 8-years-old. By the time they started dating they were both smoking a lot of pot and messing around with dangerous stuff like huffing air duster, taking pills and doing ecstasy. They both had some pretty scary experiences from the side effects. Catelynn once woke up on her back in the middle of the street in the pouring rain. She had no clue how long she’d been there or how she got there. She could have easily been run over by a car. Tyler on the other hand got so high from huffing air duster that he had a seizure.