Hammer time for cell phone used to run up $5K bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A cell phone used by a Wyoming 13-year-old
to run up a nearly $5,000 phone bill will text no more thanks to
her angry father and his hammer.
Dena Christoffersen of Cheyenne sent or received about 20,000
text messages over about a month, and her parents' phone plan
didn't cover texting.
Gregg Christoffersen told KUSA-TV of Denver this week that he
thought texting had been disabled on her daughter's phone, which he
smashed hours after getting a phone bill for more than $4,750.
The family says Verizon has been willing to knock the bill down
to a reasonable level.
Dena has been grounded until the end of school. She says she
feels bad and has learned her lesson.


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