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Penelope Soto, the teen who flipped off a Miami-Dade judge in 2013, graduates from drug court on Jan. 31, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Drug Charges Dropped Against Teen Who Flipped Off Judge

Drug charges have been dropped against the South Florida teen who was jailed for a brief time after flipping off a Miami-Dade judge during a bond court hearing.


Penelope Soto apologizes to a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge. (Source: CBS4)

Bird-Flipping Defendant Brings Drug Issue To Forefront

As of Midday Monday, a YouTube posting of a giggling and profane teenager in Miami-Dade bond court had more than 12 million hits. Penelope Soto, a Sunset High School senior was sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court after laughing, and later cursing at the bond court judge.