A Michigan mother was arrested after taking away her daughter’s cell phone for disciplinary reasons.
The day before Mother’s Day, a deputy knocked on Jodie May‘s door, and told her she would be arrested on a misdemeanor theft charge.
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The shocked Midwesterner told WOOD-TV:
“He had told me that he was going to arrest me, and I asked him if I could turn myself in on that Monday by myself, that I had a new baby. She wasn’t taking the bottle yet.”
Sadly, the official refused to grant her request, arrested her, and took her to a holding cell where she was released two hours later on a $200 bond.
In April, Jodie took her 15-year-old daughter’s iPhone 6 away after she got in trouble at school. While prosecutor Ron Frantz says the mother never told original deputies she did it as a form of punishment — reportedly, it was never mentioned in the original report — the mom says otherwise.
Reportedly, Jodie’s ex-husband — who reported the alleged theft — told officials the phone in question belonged to him. However, she says the phone was a Christmas gift from her ex-husband to her daughter.
“I believe the prosecutor knew the whole time. It was an easy question to have answered.”
On Tuesday, the Ottawa County prosecutor dismissed the charges against Jodie. Minutes into the trial, the assistant prosecutor announced the phone did, in fact, belong to the daughter.
Despite the resolution, Jodie still has unanswered questions.
“I would like answers on why it got so far and how it got this far, where this happened within my home. I’m disciplining my child, then I’m being the one handcuffed.”
The mother left the courthouse with a clean record.
[Image via ABC 13.]