The wife of of U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL), was arrested at Walt Disney World on Sunday after drunkenly telling a cop that she can do whatever she wants because her husband is a congressman.
Amanda Soto, 33, was charged with disorderly intoxication after an altercation with her mother at a bus stop.
The Orlando Sentinel reports, “Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Cory Heller saw her ‘holding … her mother by the straps of the backpack she was wearing in an attempt to keep her from walking away,’ according to the arrest report.”
Heller attempted to put Soto and her mother in an Uber, but the bratty woman began swearing at the driver and sheriff, leading to her arrest. After being placed in the cop car, “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,” according to the police report.
“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,” Heller stated in the report.
Soto’s charge is a second-degree misdemeanor.
Her husband issued a statement saying that she suffers from depression and is off her meds.
“Yesterday, she drank too much and reached an argumentative state with a family member, which led to arrest,’’ Rep. Soto said. “She deeply regrets her actions and takes full responsibility for them. Amanda and her physician will be reviewing her mental health treatment, immediately.’’