A family's dispute over an iPhone 4 has escalated into an embittered legal matter involving one arrest, a jury trial and a potential civil rights suit.
A Texas father was found not guilty of theft Tuesday for confiscating his daughter's cellphone as a punishment for sending "inappropriate" texts.
The case dates back to September 2013, when Ronald Jackson was charged with property theft after taking his daughter's iPhone 4. Jackson's lawyer, Cameron Gray, said his client's 12-year-old daughter had been trying to organize an attack on another minor, and that's why the phone was taken.
"My client never committed a crime," Gray told Mashable. "He was just trying to be a father." Read more...