A Florida woman learned the hard way why it's not a good idea to
flip off the judge. The exchange was caught on tape and has
Penelope Soto, an eighteen-year-old Florida woman, was in Miami
Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat's courtroom Monday, facing charges of
drug possession for Xanax.
Judge Rodriguez-Chomat was preparing to release her on a $5,000 bond
when the laughing young woman sarcastically said "Adios" before
walking away from the bench.
The judge didn't appreciate her flippant attitude and increased her
bail to $10,000.
"Are you serious?" Soto gasped, when she heard the sentence. Judge
Rodriguez-Chomat affirmed that he was serious.
As the young woman walked away, she raised her middle finger, and
directed an obscenity at the judge.