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Old 08-08-08, 12:14 PM   #1
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Father arrested for spanking 20 yr old daughter over $5,000 phone bill

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Maine lawyer charged with domestic violence
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Thursday, August 07, 2008 - Bangor Daily News


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The chief executive officer of Maine's Iris Network faces criminal charges after flying into a rage over his daughter’s $5,000 cell phone bill.

James Phipps, 50, grabbed his 20-year-old daughter and repeatedly spanked her in a dispute over the cell phone bill and her boyfriend, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department said. There is some dispute over who is responsible for the bill, investigators said.

The Iris Network is a nonprofit organization that helps people who are visually impaired or blind become independent. Phipps, a Portland lawyer, is blind.

Members of the Iris Network’s board say it’s too early to say whether the incident would affect his job there, the Portland Press Herald reported.

Katherine Ray, chairwoman of the board’s personnel committee, said she was reserving comment until the board chairman, Dr. David Stuchiner, has a chance to speak with Phipps about the incident. He has been out of town and was unavailable for comment.

"I don’t see how it impacts the Iris Network until we find out the whole story," said Nancy Hawes. "We’re not planning to do anything right now."

Phipps did not return a telephone call, and his daughter could not be reached.

Investigators say Phipps spanked his daughter repeatedly with his hand as a dispute escalated in his home on Chebeague Island. The daughter then went upstairs to call her boyfriend and another scuffle broke out that involved the daughter taking her father’s cell phone, authorities say.

Phipps was a Cumberland town councilor when Chebeague was part of that town. After the island gained its independence, Phipps was elected to serve on the new town’s transition team.
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Old 08-08-08, 12:22 PM   #2
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Old 08-08-08, 12:31 PM   #3
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Preferably taken while the 20 year old has her pants down for the spanking.
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Old 08-08-08, 12:31 PM   #4
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Hmmm, a blind spanking over a cell phone bill...sounds like the start to a really classy porno.
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Old 08-08-08, 12:40 PM   #5
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Hmmm, a blind spanking over a cell phone bill...sounds like the start to a really classy porno.
Likely with Kay Parker in it.
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Old 08-08-08, 12:43 PM   #6
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Maybe he meant to smack her in the face? Depending on her size, one set of cheeks could be just as big as the other. The guy is blind you know...
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Old 08-08-08, 12:50 PM   #7
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Likely with Kay Parker in it.
I immediately thought of Family Guy when Peter is watching high class British porn:

"Almost, almost, almost"....
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Old 08-08-08, 01:13 PM   #8
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A $5,000 cell phone bill!?!? If she is that irresponsible at 20, sounds like he's a little late with the spankings...
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Old 08-08-08, 01:18 PM   #9
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How does one get a $5000 cell phone bill with unlimited everything these days?
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Old 08-08-08, 01:21 PM   #10
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Excessive texting I would guess.
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Old 08-08-08, 01:21 PM   #11
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Old 08-08-08, 01:21 PM   #12
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Is it just because she's over 18? I imagine spanking is one thing when it's a child, but a 20 year old its a bit weird and probably more towards assault or something maybe?
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Old 08-08-08, 01:33 PM   #13
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For running up a phone bill like that, not only should he not be punished for spanking her, he should have bashed her fucking head in with a shovel. She sounds like a spoiled little ****.
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Old 08-08-08, 01:37 PM   #14
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I am trying to picture how this incident took place and for some reason I thought of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69ujLvxLi0M

The hard part with this story is the $5000 phone bill, I can't wrap my brain around that one...even at $0.20 a text that would be what 25,000 messages (taking all the other costs out of the equation)? Is that even possible?
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Old 08-08-08, 01:40 PM   #15
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Why would you assume from texting? Remember you can really rack up charges without unlimited data if you're surfing. Plus she could have bought a lot of ringtones or games. Also, without unlimited voice, if she's on the phone all day she could easily rack up those charges.
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Old 08-08-08, 01:47 PM   #16
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Why would you assume from texting? Remember you can really rack up charges without unlimited data if you're surfing. Plus she could have bought a lot of ringtones or games. Also, without unlimited voice, if she's on the phone all day she could easily rack up those charges.
I was responding to what wendersfan posted. Hence the specifics.

But all the scenarios you listed are plausible...I just didn't think people who had cell phone didn't have unlimited plans on at least on portion of the bill. That was naive on my part.
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Old 08-08-08, 01:47 PM   #17
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I haven't spent $5000 on cell phone bills for the last 2 years.

Not sure about the spanking a 20 year old.
When I was younger, I received spankings, but when I turned about 13, my parents and I discussed different forms of punishment when I had done somenting wrong.

I thought some times a spanking was better because it was over in a few mins. Being grounded for weeks at time is worse.
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or maybe she was calling international?
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Why would you assume from texting?
It's the reason why my bill is $150.
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I haven't spent $5000 on cell phone bills for the last 2 years.

Not sure about the spanking a 20 year old.
When I was younger, I received spankings, but when I turned about 13, my parents and I discussed different forms of punishment when I had done somenting wrong.

I thought some times a spanking was better because it was over in a few mins. Being grounded for weeks at time is worse.
Hmm this sounds familiar...only the spankings were replaced with to a fist in the face or a belt when I was 13. Then again I certainly wasn't the best teenager either.

I don't think I have spent $5000 total on cell phone bills since I got my first in 2002 through today. I averaged about $50-70 a month per bill, so that would be about $3600 - $5040 for the 6 years I have had a phone.
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Old 08-08-08, 02:12 PM   #21
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He said spoiled, not soiled.
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Old 08-08-08, 02:18 PM   #23
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He said spoiled, not soiled.
Yup that one made me spit my water out on the keyboard.
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Old 08-08-08, 02:27 PM   #24
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Could have been avoided had not allowed his 20yr old daughter to be on his cell phone plan.
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