“Soho Karen” Miya Ponsetto — who was busted in California for allegedly assaulting the 14-year-old son of jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold at a Manhattan hotel — nearly slammed her car door on a deputy and needed to be yanked from her ride during her arrest, authorities said.
Ponsetto, 22, kept driving when Ventura County deputies tried to stop her near her Piru home around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, local police said.
But she wouldn’t stop until she pulled up to her home — and even then refused to get out of her car, police said.
“She tried to slam the door on one of the deputies and that’s when they just reached in and forcibly removed her,” department Capt. Eric Buschow told the Associated Press, adding that the sheriff’s office would request that county prosecutors charge her with resisting arrest.
Ponsetto was booked at a pre-trial detention facility in Ventura, where she is being held without bail for the fugitive warrant, according to police.
She will remain there pending a hearing regarding her extradition to New York.
The NYPD had issued a warrant for Ponsetto’s arrest and detectives recently traveled to California to question her about the attack.
Ponsetto made national headlines when she was caught on video accusing Keyon Harrold Jr. of stealing her iPhone at the Arlo Hotel. Video posted to Instagram by the teen’s father shows Ponsetto allegedly attacking Keyon and trying to snatch his phone.
Prior to Ponsetto’s arrest, her lawyer, Sharen Ghatan, told the AP her client is “emotionally unwell” and remorseful for her Dec. 26 conflict with Keyon.
“She strikes me as someone who’s unwell,” Ghatan said, adding that her client “lashed out” over worry about her phone disappearing and the act wasn’t racially motivated.
It “could have been anyone,” she said.
With Post wires
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