CHICAGO (CBS) — Prosecutors have dropped charges against a Western Michigan mom who took her daughter’s iPhone after she got in trouble at school. It was a punishment that turned into an alleged crime for Jodie May of Grandville.
“I was just being a mom, a concerned parent and disciplining my daughter,” May told WOOD-TV.
The punishment in April led to theft charges, after May’s ex-husband complained to authorities that he owned the phone. She was arrested in May faced a misdemeanor charge of larceny.
Just before a bench trial on Tuesday, prosecutors learned that the phone was owned by the daughter.
As a result, prosecutors requested that the charges be dismissed.
Grandville is located northwest of Holland, Mich., about 170 miles from Chicago.