Soho Karen' charged after tackling black boy 'smashed door at Airbnb on day of attack' as she arrives back in LA

A WOMAN dubbed "Soho Karen" who was charged after attacking a black teen is being probed by cops for allegedly smashing the door of an AirBnB apartment.

Miya Ponsetto, 22, was charged with attempted robbery and attempted assault after she tackled the kid at the Arlo hotel, New York on Dec. 26.

The 22-year-old, who arrived back home in LA yesterday, accused Keyon Harrold Jr of stealing her phone before attacking him.

Now it has emerged that Ponsetto is being probed for allegedly smashing a door at an AirBnB apartment with a fire extinguisher on the same day, the New York Post reports.

She is accused of trying to bash her way into the property after locking herself out, according to new details.

Her attorney Paul D'Emilia said the allegations had surfaced during the 22-year-old's arraignment hearing but he had no other details about the alleged incident.

No charges have been filed, it is understood.

Ponsetto had returned to California pending a return court appearance in New York on March 29.

The 22-year-old was spotted at LAX on Sunday afternoon as she repeated her claim that Keyon Jr stole her phone.

She was asked: "Why do you think that kid took your phone, was it because he was black?"

"No because he did," she said.

The 22-year-old had been extradited to New York after she was detained by cops following a brief car chase in California on Thursday, law enforcement sources told the NY Daily News.

The ex-cheerleader had a warrant out for her arrest after she allegedly dragged Keyon Jr, 14, to the floor in the lobby of the Arlo Hotel in New York City while falsely claiming that he stole her iPhone.

The incident was captured on video by the teen’s dad, Grammy-winning jazz musician Keyon Harrold Sr who shared the footage on Instagram.

Minutes after the viral altercation, an Uber driver arrived with her phone.

Cops released hotel surveillance footage showing the woman, Keyon, Keyon Jr. and another individual standing at the bottom of the stairs in the lobby.

As Keyon Jr walks towards the floor, she lunges at him and grabs his waist as his dad runs after them and they pass through the automatic doors during the tackle.


The footage went viral and Ponsetto was dubbed on social media as a “Karen,” a pejorative term for an entitled white woman.

Her lawyer Sharen Ghatan told NY Daily News that she had an in-person meeting with the 22-year-old last Thursday.

“I have no clue if she’s in custody. I had a difficult day with her. We had an interview lined up, and within 10 to 15 minutes, I realized she was not well, not mentally fit to do any interviews,” Ghatan said.

“So I’m not surprised this has happened, if she’s in custody. I haven’t heard it. She was very much MIA for a while, and when she finally came to the big interview, it was clear to me she shouldn’t be there.

"I’m concerned for her wellbeing.”

When a New York Post photographer approached Ponsetto coming out of a McDonald's in Fillmore, California, she indicated that she didn't realize there was an issue.

“I’m actually 22 so I don’t know what the problem is here,” she said when the snapper pointed out how young Keyon Jr is.

“And I’m also Puerto Rican so thank you. Take care of yourself.”

When asked if she regretted what happened after the viral video emerged, Ponsetto replied: "I’m good, thank you. Have a very good day. Take care of yourself."

Ponsetto was previously arrested in Beverly Hills police in February last year for being drunk in public, according to an online docket for the Los Angeles Airport Courthouse reported in the Daily Mail.

Her mom, Nicole, was also reportedly a co-defendant booked on the same charge plus assaulting a police officer.

A hearing on the case is scheduled for January 28.


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