Michigan mum arrested after she disciplined her daughter by taking away her iPhone 6.
“I was just being a mum, a concerned parent and disciplining my daughter,” Jodie May told Wood TV.
However Jodie’s ex said that he was the one that owned the phone and he did not agree with it being taken away from his daughter. He filed a complaint with the County Sheriff’s Office, accusing Jodie of stealing the phone.
The complaint lead to Jodie getting arrested in May and charged with larceny under $200. If found guilty the mother could have spent up to 93 days in jail.
Minutes before Jodie’s trial was supposed to begin, the prosecutor told the judge that circumstances had changed.
“I’ve had an opportunity to discuss this case with the victim in this case, or at least the person we believed owned the property,” she said, before explaining that new evidence now suggested that April, Jodie’s daughter, did own the phone, and her mother was well within her rights to confiscate it as a disciplinary measure.
“The mother defendant being the mother of the minor child, I believe that changes the case significantly,” the assistant prosecutor said. “Therefore we’re requesting that the charges be dismissed.”
“I think it’s ridiculous,” the mum said. “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.”
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