A father who was arrested for confiscating his daughter’s phone has been found not guilty of theft in a US court. Ronald Jackson was handcuffed and thrown in jail in 2012 after he took his 12-year-old daughter’s phone away because she sent a rude message about another woman.
The arrest was made about 2am after Jackson’s ex-wife, whose partner was a Grand Prairie police officer, found out. “I was being a parent. You know, a child does something wrong, you teach them what’s right,” Jackson said. “I didn’t want the police department telling me how to parent my child. It made no sense to me for them to show up and make a big deal out of something that was a small thing.
“I couldn’t believe they would go to this extent for a cell phone.” But the farce did not end there and 18 months later a warrant was issued for Jackson, CBS Local Media reports. On Tuesday, Dallas County Courthouse Judge Lisa Green ruled Jackson was not guilty due to a lack of evidence.
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