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Teen gets jail time for flipping a Miami judge the bird (VIDEO)


A screengrab of the footage from a Miami courtroom in which a teenager flips the judge the bird and gets a month in jail.



A teenager who told a Miami judge to f--- off and flipped him the bird was jailed for a month instead of the initial bond of $5000 he had set for her.

A video of the proceedings at which Penelope Soto, 18, appeared before Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat — according to the IB Times for the illegal possession of the prescription drug Xanax — showed how the teenager progressively annoyed the judge. 

She at first angered Rodriguez-Chomat by smirking, playing with her hair and laughing when he asked her about her finances.

Soto had responded to his question about how much her jewelry was worth by saying:

"Like Rick Ross. It's worth money."

The reference to the US rapper appeared lost on Rodriguez-Chomat, but he responded to her insolence by cautioning:

"We're not in a club, be serious about it."

Soto retorted:

"You just made me laugh. It's worth a lot of money."

But it was when she was leaving the court after Rodriguez-Chomat announced her bond that Soto tempted fate by telling the Hispanic judge, "Adios."

According to London's Daily Mirror, the judge immediately called Soto back to the stand and doubled her bond to $10,000. 

Soto, appearing shocked, immediately appeared petulant, not even trying to hide her disgust.

Finally she raised her middle finger and spat out "f--- you" as she attempted to walk away.

The judge again called her back again, asking:

"Did you just say that to me?"

He then sentenced her to 30 days in prison for contempt of court.