Second Chance for Teen Held in Contempt for Giving the Finger

MIAMI (KTLA) — A teenager who was found in contempt of court earlier this week for giving a judge the middle finger has gotten a second chance.

18-year-old Penelope Soto was back in court in front of the same judge on Friday.

Soto apologized to the court, the judge, and her family for her behavior.

The judge dropped the contempt charge, which carried a 30-day sentence.

He also waived Soto’s bail.

If Soto completes a drug diversion plan, all charges against her will be dropped.