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, the teenager gave the middle finger to the judge, and now she’ll be spending the next 30 days in prison.
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.”
After a few more exchanges, the judge decided to set Soto’s bond at $5000. And that’s where it should have ended.
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.
Do you think the teen got what she deserved? Was the judge too hard on her?