Judge releases teen who flipped him off

February 11, 2013

A teenager whose image went viral on YouTube after she cursed at and flipped off a Florida judge hearing her drug case is going home to her family earlier than she expected. Originally sentenced to 30 days behind bars for contempt, a tearful Penelope Soto apologized to her family and to the judge, who vacated the contempt order and wished the young woman luck, telling her, "Don't cry. I'm not a monster."