A 22-12 months-previous Ventura County woman was arrested Thursday for her suspected involvement in a viral confrontation in New York, where she accused a 14-calendar year-previous Black teenager of thieving her Iphone.
The arrest took area around 4:30 p.m. in the place of Marina Circle in just the unincorporated neighborhood of Piru.
Sheriff deputies ended up functioning with the New York Police Department to provide an outstanding fugitive warrant for Miya Ponsetto, 22, of Piru, who was discovered as the suspect in the video clip.
Authorities arrested Ponsetto immediately after a site visitors quit in the vicinity of her residence. Deputies noted Ponsetto did not quit for authorities until she reached her home, and when she arrived she refused to exit her vehicle. Authorities finished up forcibly taking away her from her motor vehicle to detain her, deputies reported.
The warrant stems from an incident which occurred two weeks earlier on Dec. 26 at the Arlo Resort in New York Town.
It initial came to public notice when jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold posted a online video of the confrontation to his Instagram account.
In the video, Ponsetto accuses Harrold’s 14-calendar year-outdated son, Keyon Harrold Jr., of thieving her Apple iphone. The accusations later proved to be wrong after Ponsetto’s Iphone was returned to her by an Uber driver shortly immediately after the movie was filmed.
The video drew outcry on the World-wide-web because of to the bogus accusations leveled in opposition to a Black minimal with no proof to their veracity. Viewers rapidly dubbed Ponsetto “Soho Karen.” It received just about 3 million views on Instagram by yourself.
Ponsetto was booked into Ventura County jail exactly where she is being held without bail owing to the fugitive warrant.
She appeared in Ventura County Exceptional Courtroom Friday and waived extradition, agreeing to be escorted by authorities again to New York, information clearly show.
Jeremy Childs is a breaking information and community basic safety reporter masking the night time change for the Ventura County Star. He can be attained by calling 805-437-0208 or emailing [email protected]. You can also come across him on Twitter @Jeremy_Childs.