Congressman's Wife Tells Cop She Can Do What She Wants, Gets Arrested

The wife of a Florida congressman thought her husband's title should matter to the deputy arresting her.

Orlando, FL – A woman was arrested at Disney on Easter Sunday, and charged with disorderly intoxication, after she told a deputy that she could do whatever she wanted because her husband was a congressman.

Amanda Soto, 33, is the wife of newly-elected U.S. Representative Darren Soto, who represents the region in Florida where Disney World is located.

The incident began on Sunday night when a security guard noticed Amanda and her mother fighting at a bus stop in Disney Springs, according to WOFL.

Police said that both women appeared drunk, so an Orange County sheriff’s deputy attempted to help the women into an Uber.

But Amanda was screaming profanities at the deputy and the Uber driver, so she ended up getting arrested, WOFL reported.

Amanda was taken into custody and put in a police vehicle, where “she began banging [her] head against the window in what appeared to be an attempt to harm herself. Amanda was further restrained for her safety,” Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Cory Heller told the Orlando Sentinel.

In the police report, Deputy Heller mentioned his attempts to calm the hysterical woman.

“It should be noted that I attempted to calm Amanda numerous times from her agitated state and that even while attempting to speak with her she continued to utter that her husband is a congressman, therefore, she can do whatever she wants,” Deputy Heller wrote in the report.

Her husband released a statement that explained Amanda had been struggling with depression, and said that she’d recently gone off a medication with her doctor’s supervision, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

“Yesterday, she drank too much and reached an argumentative state with a family member, which led to arrest,’’ the congressman said in the statement. “She deeply regrets her actions and takes full responsibility for them. Amanda and her physician will be reviewing her mental health treatment, immediately.’’

Soto spent Sunday night in jail and bonded out early on Monday morning, WOFL reported. She was charged with disorderly intoxication, a misdemeanor.

Comments (36)
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prophetess anna
prophetess anna

sometimes i think that many people who have titles or their family members who may have titles, think that the law does not affect them, and they are wrong, as Amanda just realized---Amanda, please get help with your drinking, your medications and please apologise to your mother GOD BLESS YOU AMANDA, YOUR HUSBAND AND YOUR MOTHER

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

I've had more than one attorney tell me "I'm an attorney" on traffic stops, like that should matter. I also had a guy remind me he was a state representative, but that didn't help either.

rosehead
rosehead

well they didn't say what her husband's party is so from past experience I would say he is a DEM because they always point out when they are republicans

tiz64
tiz64

You win the prize....

JBo
JBo

Just curious...but if she's taking "full responsibility", why isn't she making the statement?

chattycathy
chattycathy

hahahaha... yep, good ole Democratic party! lmbo!

JBo
JBo

I had a guy warn me that he was the governor's nephew and that I would be in BIG trouble. I told him to feel free to call the governor and have him come post bail.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

He is making the statement trying to save face and votes!! That’s why he is talking. She doesn’t regret anything.

GHarvey
GHarvey

Don't tell me...let me guess...

A Democrat, right?

Lt Retired OCPD
Lt Retired OCPD

I probably have you all beat. I arrested a priest that was drunk and hit my patrol car. He said I would be in trouble with his “boss”. I was wondering if that was the “big guy” but really didn’t know. He plead out and all was good. I’ll have to wait and see when I see the “big guy”.

AnnieD
AnnieD

I wonder if she now qualifies to go on the books as not being mentally able to ever have a gun license. Bet she would qualify if her hubby was a Republican.

JoeMurgy
JoeMurgy

??????????

willie56
willie56

What the fuck does that have to do with anything? You need to sip more Kool Aid and go back to watching MSNBC.

CraxyD
CraxyD

I think I know where she's headed and I want to see what kind of crazy she drops. I have something to shut her up quick on standby.

EddieLo
EddieLo

He is a democrat. Easy, just google his name.

JesusRocks
JesusRocks

Stupid liar husband.

Bob480hivolt
Bob480hivolt

Liberal privilege rears it's ugly head. It should be called the Hillary syndrome.

charlesjandecka
charlesjandecka

Conor McGregor & this chick would make great cell mates!

Katarina
Katarina

My guess is that she is locked in the bedroom pouting because she was told she could NOT do whatever she wanted!

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

lol. hows doin as she pleased workin for her? love how these democrat libnuts think sorta like celebs getting caught n using their star powers to get out of it. reece witherspoon ring any bells? u don't know who I am..any remember that? and how she was soooo sorry later..lol.

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

Liberalism Is A Serious Mental Illness!

rwi2112
rwi2112

Sounds to me like all fire arms in the household should be removed ? Don't ya think.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

Liberals/Snowflakes have totally lost their minds.

EMarie
EMarie

🤣

godsmack
godsmack

I think its time for a Divorce Lawyer.

Jim24739
Jim24739

Typical Liberal behavior. The fact that her husband was elected by voters in Florida says a lot about voters in Florida.

ForHim
ForHim

Jim24739.... Florida won it for Trump. I’m in Brian Mast’s district not with that loud mouth Gray. Don’t blame a whole state for one ass!

KPOWROCKS
KPOWROCKS

How is her DR prescribing more meds going to help if she doesn't take them and chooses to drink ?

citizensupporter
citizensupporter

Why do people have to come up with reasons that make them not responsible for their actions? Instead of saying, "Yes, I drank too much and made an a** out of myself," her husband has to say that she was struggling with depression and had come off her meds. Now you're supposed to feel all sorry for her!

bronx163
bronx163

Fuck her.
Everyone is governed bybsame laws.
Good job booking her ass.