It's Never Wise to Flip Off the Judge in Court

Florida's Penelope Soto learns the hard way
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2013 5:15 PM CST

It should have been a routine bond hearing on a minor drug charge, but Florida's Penelope Soto has instead become a viral video star for all the wrong reasons, reports the Miami Herald. The 18-year-old wasn't taking the proceeding too seriously, smiling and laughing as the Miami-Dade judge asked her questions. When she called out "Adios!" as she left, he called her back and doubled her bond to $10,000. That finally got her attention. She walked away, flipped him the bird, and uttered an expletive. The judge then called her back and sentenced her to 30 days in jail. (More Penelope Soto stories.)

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