Mother Ends Up In Court After Taking Daughter’s Phone
Jodie May, a mother in Grandville, Michigan, was in court recently facing six months of jail time for taking her teenage daughter's phone away.
The mom took her 15-year-old's cell as a form of punishment after the teen got in trouble in school. May's ex-husband found out and told police that he owned the phone and she stole it. Cops charged her with larceny and 93 days in jail, later a charge of larceny by conversion was added and another 93 days of jail time.
Just before May appeared in court this week, the judge learned that the phone actually belonged to the teenager and not her father. All charges against the mother were then dismissed.
"I think it's ridiculous," May told WOOD. "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."