Teen Gives Judge Middle Finger Then Gets 30-Day Prison Sentence

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Miami teen Penelope Soto could have walked away from her hearing with her bond set at $5,000. She also had the chance to walk away from her hearing with her bond set at $10,000. Instead of walking away, the teenager gave the middle finger to the judge, and now she’ll be spending the next 30 days in prison.

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According to NBC Miami, Soto was arrested for possession of Xanax and was standing in front of the judge for sentencing. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat wanted to know about Soto’s financial assets before doling out a penalty, but he couldn’t get a straight answer from the teenager.

Soto said that she had a car and “a lot” of jewelry. When the judge tried to get the woman to clarify her statement, Soto responded that it was “like Rick Ross. It’s worth a lot of money.”

The judge said:

“It’s not a joke, you know, we’re not in a club now. We are not in a club, be serious about it.”

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After a few more exchanges, the judge decided to set Soto’s bond at $5000. And that’s where it should have ended.

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But the judge called the woman back up to the front after she gave him a sarcastic “adios” as she tried to leave. The judge then raised her bond to $10,000. Soto, shocked angry, gave the judge the finger and told him to “f**k himself.”

That, obviously, did not sit well with Judge Rodriguez. He quickly upped her punishment to 30 days in prison.

Here’s a video of the incident.

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