Dad smashes cell phone after teen racks up $5,000 bill

Every month I get my cell phone bill I feel a sharp pang of panic. What hidden fees are inside this time? But I can't begin to comprehend how Gregg Christoffersen felt when he opened up his monthly statement and saw that his 13-year old daughter had racked up $4,756.25 in a month. "It just hit us like a rock, like you're stepping into a bus," the Cheyenne, Wyoming dad told 9News.com.

Dena Christoffersen sent and received about 20,000 texts in one month. Their family's Verizon contract did not include a texting plan, meaning they were charged for every single text. Dena's parents thought texting had been disabled on their plan. Meanwhile she was launching over 300 texts every day, mostly at school.