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This Mom Disciplined Her Daughter By Taking Away Her iPhone And Ended Up In Jail

Is this for real?

Meet Jodie May. She’s a mom from Michigan who thought taking her 15-year-old daughter’s cell phone away as a form of punishment was totally acceptable.

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Think again.

Little did she know that disciplinary move would land her in jail a month later.

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That's right. Jodie told WOOD-TV that a deputy went to arrest her at home on a misdemeanor theft charge the day before Mother’s Day.

She said, “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.”

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Jodie was taken to jail, where she spent a couple of hours in a holding cell before posting a $200 bond.

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Now that the dust has settled, it appears that Jodie’s ex-husband reported the phone theft. You see, it was supposed to be a Christmas gift from him to their daughter.

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Once that was made clear in court, the Ottawa County prosecutor dismissed the charges against Jodie.

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