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SOHO Karen Arrested For Attacking Black Teen Over Cellphone

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Screenshot of Miya Ponsetto and Gayle King on CBS This Morning Friday Jan. 8 2021

Speaking to Gayle King on CBS This Morning shortly before her arrest and wearing a hat emblazoned with the word "Daddy", Ponsetto tried to explain what she'd been thinking when she went after Harrold Jr.

The woman dubbed the "SoHo Karen" - who falsely accused a Black teen of stealing her cell phone in New York City and was captured on video for so doing - has been arrested on the west coast.

The Ventura County sheriff's deputies had planned to make a traffic stop on the warrant for her arrest out of NY, but she refused to stop and drove slowly through her Piru, Calif., neighborhood, officials say.

"She tried to slam the door on one of the deputies and that's when they just reached in and forcibly removed her", he said, adding that the sheriff's office would ask county prosecutors to charge her with resisting arrest.

Friday's preview of the interview went viral for a particularly terse exchange in which Ponsetto interrupted King: "Alright, Gayle!

I admit I could have approached the situation differently or maybe not yelled at him like that and made him feel, you know, maybe in some sort of inferior way". Once in her driveway, officers had to physically pull Miya out of her vehicle and in the process, she attempted to slam the door on a deputies leg, we're told she will likely face additional charges of resisting arrest.

Miya was arrested outside her home in California on Thursday (January 7). It's still unclear how she came to the conclusion she did in the infamous video - because she seemed pretty darn sure it was Keyon, Jr.at the time.

Ghatan also noted that Ponsetto was not targeting Harrold or his son due to their race. Law enforcement officers say Ponsetta was combative and refused to leave her auto, she was forcibly removed. She's seen grabbing him from behind before both tumble to the ground. Her attorney has said the attack was motivated by anxiety, not racism, as has been alleged.

Harrold suffered slight injuries, but his son was not injured, the New York Police Department said. That's not who I am. She keeps excusing herself, saying "I'm a 22 year-old girl" as if that means she can't see how this is racist?

According to Harold, hours after the incident was recorded the woman's phone was returned to her by an Uber driver.

Wow. But Gayle does not want to move on - she says she wants "more context". Here's everything you need to know about Miya Ponsetto. The father, Grammy-winning jazz musician Kenyon Harrold, Sr. "I consider myself to be super sweet".

Ponsetto, seemingly fed up with the questions, puts her hand up to the computer screen and says, "All right Gayle, enough".

"She's not trying to make any racial statement", Ghatan said. She also points out again that everything she did was wrong because the teen didn't even ever have her phone; the hotel had it.

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