This Mom Got Arrested For Taking Her Daughter’s Phone
It is totally normal for a parent to take away a child's or teenager's privilege when they need a little discipline. This was a bit too far.
In Hudsonville, Michigan a Mother took away her 15 year old daughter's cell phone because she got in trouble at school. The catch to this story is she is divorced from the daughter's father. Things aren't so amicable between them and he told police that it was his I Phone 6 and had the mother arrested.
" Her ex-husband, though, told police he owned the phone and claimed his ex-wife's punishment was a crime. He filed a complaint with the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, alleging his ex-wife stole the phone. That led to her arrest in May, though she was immediately released on a $200 bond. She faced a misdemeanor charge of larceny under $200, punishable by up to 93 days in jail."
It turns out that the father didn't own the phone, but the daughter did after all. The prosecutor asked for the charges to be dismissed and they were.
BUT to go through all of this hassle? To have the ex husband be so difficult and lie. I believe he should be penalized for this because it cost the Mom her freedom when all she was trying to do was discipline her child.
Why did the teenager own the phone? How come she didn't speak up when the Mother was getting arrested, originally? There are certainly a lot of questions here and it goes to show that the justice system has little to no room for gray areas.