SoHo ‘Karen’ Miya Ponsetto arrested in Los Angeles for mobile phone assault

SoHo 'Karen' Miya Ponsetto arrested in Los Angeles for cell phone attack


7:54 pm PT – Law enforcement sources tell us that Miya left anything but peaceful. We were told that officers tried to move her more than three blocks from home, but she refused. In her driveway, the officers had to physically pull Miya out of her car. In doing so, she tried to slam the door on one of the MPs’ legs. We have been advised that she is likely to face additional charges of resisting the arrest.

Ponsetto is being held with no bail as she is being extradited to NYC.

SoHo’Karen ‘ Miya PonsettoThe wrongdoing on the other side of the country finally caught up with her in Los Angeles … she has just been taken into custody.

Law enforcement sources report that they arrested Ponsetto Thursday in a joint effort by the Ventura County Sheriff and the NYPD. We were told that she should be charged with attempted robbery for falsely accusing and assaulting a 14-year-old black child.

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NYPD officials, we reported, were looking for Ponsetto after a video surfaced of the 22-year-old assaulting a 14-year-old she had accused steal their cell phone at the Arlo SoHo Hotel in NYC. She tried to take the boy’s personal phone during the attack and ridiculously thought it had to be hers.

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Ponsetto traveled to California shortly after the December 26 incident and was with her mother, but was discovered in front of a McDonald’s just last week.

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Ponsetto has a history of violating the law including 2 DUI busts in 2020 and arrested with her mother in February for allegedly being publicly drunk at the Peninsula Hotel in Bev Hills.

As for the 14 year old who attacked her, Keyon Harrold Jr.His father tells us that the family is looking for trauma therapy for their son.

Ponsetto’s lawyer, Sharen H. Ghatan, tells us that the attack was not racially motivated, but the result of an anxiety attack. Her phone … was later found in an Uber and returned to her.

Ghatan says she was unaware of Ponsetto’s arrest, but says: “Miya did not understand the gravity of her circumstances. She is explicitly ignoring advice and has become a villain.”

Ghatan continues, “I had a face-to-face meeting with Miya today and after seeing her in person, I could tell that she is just bad. It is her emotionally and mentally fragile. I was forced to cancel national interviews because I was concerned about their welfare and lack of understanding of the process. I’m here to lead her as a legal advisor – but if she doesn’t take my advice, there’s not much else I can do. “

Originally published – 18:59 PT

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