GRANDVILLE, Mich. (CBS Local) — A Michigan mother took away her daughter’s iPhone and almost ended up going to jail for it.READ MORE: 4 Shot Inside Park City Center Mall, Lancaster Police Say
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: 'Everyone Was In Pure Panic': Good Samaritans Rush To Shooting Victims' Aid At Park City Center Mall
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: Man In Critical Condition After Fairhill Shooting, Police Say
“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.