The teen that told a Miami judge, “F*** you,” earlier this week was back in court today – this time with a much different attitude.
There was no giggling from Penelope Soto the second time she appeared before Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat. Instead, Soto, 18, was contrite and explained that she “doesn’t normally talk like that.”
“My behavior was very irrational. I apologize to not only you, but my family,” Soto said as she began to tear up.
“It is really unacceptable to use that type of profanity in any court,” Rodriguez-Chomat said. “I hope you have learned that lesson.”
Rodriguez-Chomat decided to vacate the judgement of contempt on Soto, stating that “the defendant is a 1st time offender,” and “has admitted that she has a drug addiction.” With this vacation of contempt, the remainder of Soto’s 30-day jail sentence is also lifted.
The original back-and-forth that erupted into Soto’s profane exposition occurred in court Monday.
Soto, stroking her hair and grinning, told Rodriguez-Chomat that her jewelry was “worth a lot of money… like Rick Ross,” when she was asked about the value of any property owned.
Rodriguez-Chomat told her to be serious, saying, “We are not in a club.”
When Soto was dismissed, she replied with a sassy “adios,” to which Rodriguez-Chomat responded by increasing her bond amount from $5,000 to $10,000.
It was then that Soto muttered “F*** you” and made a crude gesture involving her middle finger.