Miya Ponsetto (22)
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office / Courtesy
Miya Ponsetto, a young woman accused of falsely accusing a black teenager of having stolen his phone and then attacking him in a NYC hotel, returned to the extradited city from California, her home state.
Ponsetto, 22, was escorted to New York Police Station # 1 in Lower Manhattan this morning. “He had his leather jacket covering his hands, which were handcuffeds to the front ”, he described New York Post.
Was charged with attempted robbery, grand theft, attempted assault, and acting in a manner detrimental to a minor old numbered Pix11.
The NYPD sent detectives to question her in California after days of intense media coverage of the December 26 hotel fight and the demands from the teenager’s family and politicians that the woman face criminal charges.
According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office in California, deputies tried to arrest Ponsetto on Thursday as he was driving near her Simi Valley home, but she did not stop until they reached her residence, where He refused to get out of the car. Once there, officers physically removed her from the vehicle. She was arrested on a “fugitive warrant” and jailed without bail.
On Thursday his lawyer said Ponsetto is “emotionally bad” and sorry of falsely accusing teenager Keyon Harrold Jr. (14) of stealing his cell phone at the Arlo Hotel in SoHo.
The original news was revealed by a video recorded and posted online by the victim’s father, the jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold.
‘Soho Karen’ Miya Ponsetto returns to NYC to face charges https://t.co/gVWf1W1zxP pic.twitter.com/V9MpwHnlhG
– New York Post Metro (@nypmetro) January 9, 2021