Follow up to the Soho Karen story

The young woman who tackled a teenage boy to the ground in the lobby of a hotel in Soho after falsely accusing him of stealing her phone has been arrested in California.

[22-year old Miya] Ponsetto was first contacted by authorities during a traffic stop near her home in Piru, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities say she refused to stop after initial contact and refused to get out of her vehicle once she pulled up to her home, and had to be forcibly removed from her car and arrested.

Ponsetto will remain at a Ventura County detention facility, according to the sheriff’s deputies, where she is being held without bail. She will stay in custody pending an extradition hearing.

Before her arrest, she gave an interview with Gayle King of CBS News. She did not help her case.

Later in the interview she seemed to back off on her half-hearted apology to the teen and suggested that he may have been responsible after all.

Her lawyer is going to have a hell of a time defending her if she does not stop taking to the media.


  1. John Morales says

    Just noting Soho is a locale in London, and Karen is a people in Myanmar.

    (So, a Sino-Tibetan Londoner, presumably)

  2. sonofrojblake says

    Just so much to unpack there. However objectionable I thought that woman might have been… I had no idea. That interview just keeps on giving. Every time you think she can’t get worse… you’re wrong. It’s dumbfounding.

  3. sonofrojblake says

    Side note : the Arlo Soho must be Soho glad she’s done all this. It really distracts from the real story -- that their staff sided with her rather than one of their own paying guests.

  4. sonofrojblake says

    One bright side of course is that literally for the rest of her life anyone googling her is going to find out ALL about this. Whatever earning potential she may have had is (I hope) pretty much burnt. Gonna be hard to finance that crop-top-and-Birkenstock habit now…

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