Dad hammers WY teen’s phone after mega-bill

clipped from www.denverpost.com

CHEYENNE — In one month, a Cheyenne teenager sent 10,000 text messages and received about the same — all while her family’s plan did not include texting.

That means the family’s provider — Verizon — charged them for each incoming and outgoing text message.

The girl’s parents, Gregg and Jaylene Christoffersen, thought texting had been disabled, so one can imagine their surprise when they got the monthly phone bill and it asked for $4,756.25.

Dena Christoffersen, 13, had apparently been sending most of these messages at school. That’s more than 300 texts within an eight-hour period every

Needless to say, it drew attention away from what she should have been doing: paying attention in class.

“She went from A’s and B’s one semester to F’s in two months,” Dena’s dad said.

Hours after the enormous bill arrived, Gregg Christoffersen took a hammer to his daughter’s phone.

He and Jaylene also grounded Dena until the end of school.

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