Judge Rodriguez-Chomat

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.

CBS4–02/11/2013

Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat (Source: CBS4)

Judge Flipped Off In Court Has History Of Short Temper

When Penelope Soto, 18, flipped off a Miami-Dade judge and cursed at him, she caught his wrath and was sent to jail for 30 days. But it turns out; 15 years ago another person felt the judge’s wrath on the floor of the Florida legislature.

CBS Miami–02/06/2013

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