Outrageous 'I Was Being a Parent': Father Arrested for Taking Away Daughter's Phone
A Texas father was arrested for theft after he took away his 12-year-old daughter’s cell phone.
Ronald Jackson took the phone from his daughter after seeing a text from his daughter he thought was rude.
But his ex-wife -- who's married to a Grand Prairie police officer -- found out, and Jackson was arrested when he refused to turn over the phone.
“I was being a parent," he told CBS DFW. "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.”
Jackson said he was stunned when police arrived.
“Don’t you have better things to do as a police officer? Aren’t there bigger crimes in the city to take care of?” he said.
Eventually, the judge found Jackson not guilty, and he was allowed to keep his daughter’s confiscated cell phone.
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