West MI Mom Had to Appear in Court for Taking Away Teen Daughter’s iPhone
When I was a kid, I remember my parents banning video games or grounding us from TV as punishment... If cell phones had been more common then, they probably would have taken those away too.
A Hudsonville mom had to appear in court on Tuesday for just that, and she faced up to 93 days in jail.
Wood TV 8 reports that Jodie May stood before a district judge, accused of stealing the phone.
May says her daughter got in trouble in school in April, and so she took away the iPhone 6 to discipline her.
May's ex-husband then claimed the phone was his, and filed a complaint with the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, alleging his ex-wife stole the phone.
May was arrested, then immediately release on $200 bond.
In court Tuesday, she faced a larceny charge punishable by up to 93 days in jail.
Just before the trial began, prosecutors approached the judge, saying they found out the ex-husband didn't own the phone; the daughter did. According to the assistant prosecutor, that "changes the case significantly."
The charges were then dismissed.
May told Wood TV 8,
"I think it's ridiculous. I can't believe I had to be put through it, my daughter had to be put through it, my family. I'm very surprised, but I'm very happy with the outcome."