Civil-rights activists marched on a Los Angeles police station over the weekend calling for the arrest of “Soho Karen,” the woman who falsely accused a black teen of stealing her cell phone in Manhattan last month.
The protesters assembled outside the LAPD’s North Hollywood Police Station on Saturday demanding the arrest of Miya Ponsetto, who has been laying low in California since the Dec. 26 incident, according to New York’s ABC-7.
Ponsetto shot to viral infamy when video emerged of her going off on 14-year-old Keyon Harrold Jr. in the lobby of Soho’s Arlo Hotel.
The 22-year-old accused Harrold Jr. of swiping her iPhone and got into a physical tussle with the teen, video of the run-in shows.
An Uber driver later entered the hotel lobby to return Ponsetto’s phone, said the boy’s dad, Harrold Sr., a jazz trumpeter.
NYPD leaders have signaled that charges will be brought against Ponsetto in the incident, which Mayor Bill de Blasio has called “plain and simple” racism.
Police officials have described Ponsetto as white, while she told a Post freelance photographer who found her at a California McDonald’s last week that she is Puerto Rican.
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