GRANDVILLE, Mich. (CBS Local)– A Michigan mother took away her daughter’s iPhone and almost ended up going to jail for it.READ MORE: New Jersey Man Dies In Pennsylvania Skydiving Accident
Jodie May told authorities that she took her daughter’s phone after she was punished in school.
“I was just being a mom, a concerned parent and disciplining my daughter,” said May.
However, May’s ex-husband called the police and reportedly told them that he owned the phone and claimed the punishment against their daughter was a crime. He filed a complaint with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, alleging his ex-wife stole the phone.READ MORE: UPMC Doctor Details Common Coronavirus Vaccine Hesitancies
After further review, prosecutors discovered that the ex-husband didn’t own the phone.
“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.”
May ended up leaving court with a clean record, but is upset over the whole ordeal.MORE NEWS: Bipartisan Compromise On Infrastructure Bill Seems More Elusive Than Ever
“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,” she said.