CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A cellphone used by a 13-year-old Wyoming girl 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.
Her father, Gregg Christoffersen, said he thought texting had been disabled on her phone.
It's disabled now - he smashed the phone to pieces, hours after getting a bill for more than $4,750.
The family says the phone company Verizon has been willing to knock the bill down to a reasonable level. Dena has been grounded until the end of school.
She said she feels badly and has learned her lesson.