Woman who flipped off judge back in court
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A defendant who was caught on camera giving a judge the bird has made another appearance in court.
Penelope Soto was in drug court, Wednesday morning, and this time, she was subdued and acted very different from the first time she was in bond court.
On Monday, Soto faced Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat after she was charged with possession of Xanax bars.
When Soto learned her bond amount, she flipped off Chomat and cursed him out too.
Judge: "You said [expletive] me?"
Soto: "Yes, sir, I did."
The judge then laid down the law for being in contempt of court.
Judge: "You did say that? I find you in direct criminal contempt. Thirty days in the county jail."
Soto: "OK, that's fine."
The spectacal made national headlines, from Fox News to CNN.
Now Soto has become a social media sensation. "Free Penelope" pages have popped up on Facebook and Twitter. The video has also become a hit on YouTube with more than 1.6 million hits.
The judge in drug court said he will give Soto pretrial release after she serves the contempt of court charge of 30 days in jail.
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