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  • 7 February 2013, 10:33

Teen jailed for obscene gesture at judge

A Miami girl found out the hard way why it is not a good idea to swear at a judge during a court hearing.

Teenager Penelope Soto was jailed for 30 days for contempt of court by Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat.

Soto, 18, was in court after being arrested for illegal possession of the prescription drug Xanax, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The judge first became irritated when Soto laughed when he asked how much her jewellery was worth as he set bail.

"We're not in a clubm be serious about it," he said, before setting bail at $5,000 and saying "bye bye" to Soto.

She laughed again and replied "Adios" and walked off, only to be immediately called back before the bench.

After her bail was doubled to $10,000, the outraged teenager asked: "Are you serious?" to which the judge replied, "I am serious. Adios."

The teenager then made a lewd hand gesture and blurted out an expletive as she walked away.

The clearly aggravated judge hauled her back again and sentenced her to 30 days in jail.