01-27-2016, 02:30 PM #1
TX - Texas dad who took away daughter's phone not guilty of theftRonald Jackson
Dallas, Texas -
(AP) — A Texas father who was accused of theft after he confiscated his 12-year-old daughter's cellphone over an inappropriate text has been acquitted of the misdemeanor charge.
A judge in Dallas found Ronald Jackson not guilty Tuesday, citing insufficient evidence.
Grand Prairie police arrested Jackson a few hours after he commandeered his daughter's cellphone and refused to return it. The 36-year-old father says a text he found on the phone was rude.
The girl's mother says she owns the cellphone and reported the confiscation as theft.
Jackson posted $1,500 bail to get out of jail, but later received a mailed citation for theft. He refused to pay.
01-27-2016, 08:32 PM #2
Parents using the judicial system to get back at each other when they disagree about parenting methods is so freaking absurd.I speak fluently in reaction gifs.
01-27-2016, 08:45 PM #3Registered User
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I am amazed this even went to court. 12 year old is a minor. Presumably she doesn't have a job. She isn't the one buying cell phones. So how can a parent be guilty of theft if they take this cell phone?Just my opinion
01-27-2016, 09:26 PM #4Registered User
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IIRC article said Mom said she owns the cell (presumably bought for dau's use), so Dad taking it could be charged w theft for taking Mom's cell.
Conceivably could happen even if married. Tho, prosecutor prob'ly not likely to file, imo.
Family squabble. A criminal matter over a phone? Really. Agreeing w those who say, seems like a waste of time & money for prosecutor and ct. JM2cts.
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