Offensive T-Shirt Lands Woman in Jail

Not appropriate for court

Wednesday, May 5, 2010  |  Updated 2:07 PM CDT
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The clothes don’t make the woman, but a T-shirt did make for a 48-hour stay in jail. 

A Round Lake Park woman was held in contempt after a judge found the slogan on her shirt inappropriate for court, according to the Lake County News-Sun.

Jennifer LaPenta’s shirt read: “I own the p***y, so I make the rules.”

Associate Judge Helen Rozenburg begged to differ with the 19-year-old, and sentenced her to jail time.

But LaPenta contends it wasn't fair because she was only a visitor. She said she was at the gym when a friend asked for a ride to the courthouse. She escorted the friend dressed in the t-shirt and sweatpants, and before she knew it, officers were cuffing her.

"They just threw me in jail. They never told me what I was going to jail for," LaPenta, who said the ordeal was humiliating, told the paper.

"They should be out looking for people who are breaking the law, not arresting someone wearing a T-shirt."

LaPenta’s lawyer said he may bring a civil, but first he’ll sit down with Judge Rozenburg. 

 
 

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