A teenage girl reportedly called the police on her father for seizing her $800 phone because she password-protected it.
Ohio officers responded to the 911 call made by the teen, who told dispatchers,
‘My father took my property, which is an $800 phone that doesn’t belong to him. He didn’t buy it.’
Lt James Wilson of the South Euclid Police Department said officers recognized the situation as a teaching opportunity, telling WKYC:
‘Certainly if we were busy, it would be pushed to the back burner, but we still have an obligation to respond.’
The teen, whose name has not been released because she is a minor, can be heard saying: ‘I want my phone.’
The father, Anthony Robertson then explains:
‘I took her phone because she’s a juvenile, and I don’t want her to have it. I can’t inspect it, because the phone is locked, so I took it away.’
The officers determined that it was merely a parental disciplinary issue and sided with Robertson.