Dad Confiscated His Daughter’s Phone For Inappropriate Texts, Then She Took Him To Court For THIS!

Dad Confiscated His Daughter’s Phone For Inappropriate Texts, Then She Took Him To Court For THIS!

After his daughter was using her phone in a disrespectful way, Ronald Jackson decided to do what most parents would do in that situation – he took the phone away from his teenage daughter and grounded her. What she did next is absolutely shocking:


A Texas father has been found not guilty of theft after he took his 12-year-old daughter’s phone away as punishment.

Ronald Jackson, 36, had been charged with theft of property of at least $50 but under $500 after taking his daughter’s iPhone 4 when he found an inappropriate text in September 2013, WFAA reported.

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A judge ordered for Jackson to be found not guilty on Tuesday citing insufficient evidence to continue the case.

Jackson had taken his daughter’s phone away to teach her lesson after reportedly finding a text he thought was rude regarding another woman.

‘I was being a parent,’ he told CBSDFW. ‘You know, a child does something wrong, you teach them what’s right.
‘You tell them what they did wrong and you give them a punishment to show that they shouldn’t be doing that.’

The girl’s mother, Michelle Steppe, said in court on Monday that she called police that same day who then went to Jackson’s home and asked for the iPhone back, but the father refused.

‘At that point, I decided the police don’t interfere with my ability to parent my daughter,’ Jackson told WFAA.

Steppe said that she was upset because the property was not his to take as it belongs to her and that she maintained the cell phone plans under her name.

‘You can’t take someone’s property, regardless if you’re a parent or not,’ she told WFAA.

Jackson and Steppe are no longer a couple and were never married but had their daughter together, who is now 15.

Perhaps the mother is right, that it IS her property and the father should not have held it from her (the mother) However, it seems to me that these two need to work on their co-parenting skills, and not involve the police or the court system regarding their daughter’s iPhone. I am practically positive the kid would have gotten it back in due time, but teenagers are so dramatic these days that they will clearly go to any lengths possible to get their precious technology back.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.


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