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TODAY   |  February 06, 2013

Teen who gave judge the finger sent to jail

Eighteen-year-old Penelope Soto was arrested for drug possession and, after making snotty remarks to the judge, got slapped with a $10,000 fine. Not having learned her lesson, Soto then made an obscene gesture to the judge, who found her in contempt and sentenced her to 30 days in county jail.

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>>> and showing respect for the court, 18-year-old pen elpy soto was arrested for drug possession . after trading snotty barbs with the judge, she got fined. but it wasn't enough.

>> bye-bye.

>> adios.

>> come back, ma'am. come back. give me her paper again. count one will be $10,000.

>> are you serious?

>> i am serious. adio adios.

>> all right hit with that $10,000 fine, you would think that she -- the judge would then get ticked off when he then got flipped off. so he taught her yet another lesson. take a listen.

>> bring her back again.

>> i believe i hear you saying --

>> i did.

>> did you say [ muted ] did you say that?

>> yes.

>> i find you in contempt. 30 days in the county jail .

>> if you're wondering, yes, he is serious. taught her a very serious lesson. it is

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