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Cookie Monster’s appearance on Comedy Central this week was approved by a Palm Beach County criminal court judge, Gossip Extra has learned.
Stephanie Woods, the juvenile deliquent who earned the nickname in 2008 after her $168-theft from a girl scout selling cookies in Boynton Beach, was allowed by Judge Richard Oftedal to take an all-expenses-paid trip to Hollywood to film an interview with Tosh.0 comedian Daniel Tosh.
Woods, 22, made the actors’ union-mandated $633 for her work.
“Thanks for getting me out of house arrest,” Woods tells Tosh while on the air. (Click here to see the video)
According to court records, Woods is supposed to be under house arrest at her folks’ home in Parkland for another month after she pleaded guilty in 2010 to armed robbery and kidnapping unrelated to her girl scout caper.
No matter, her lawyer told Oftedal when he filed his motion for permission to travel, Woods’ been a good girl since she received two years house arrest instead of the state-mandated 15 years in prison. She’s going to college and abides by the random drug tests.
Besides, Woods’ attorney argued, the Tosh.0 segment she appeared on is called Web Redemption, and it’s often embarrassing for the person who’s interviewed.
In September, Oftedal agreed to let Woods go to Tinseltown under these conditions: that the trip last no more than 48 hours; that she call her community control officer an hour after arrival; that she limit her movements to her hotel, the Tosh.0 set and restaurants.
Neither Woods’ lawyer nor Oftedal returned calls.