(CNN)Authorities in California have arrested the woman allegedly involved in an incident in which a jazz musician said his 14-year-old son was attacked by a woman who falsely accused him of taking her iPhone.
Miya Ponsetto, 22, was arrested Thursday during a traffic stop near her home in Piru, located in Ventura County, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Authorities say she was arrested for a “fugitive warrant in connection with a recent assault at a New York City hotel.”NYPD releases video it says shows woman attacking Black musician's son after falsely accusing him of stealing her iPhoneShe was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura and is being held without bail, the sheriff’s office said.Ponsetto was contacted by sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop near her home.Read More”She did not stop for deputies until she reached her residence, and she refused to get out of the car. Deputies forcibly removed her from the vehicle and arrested her for the outstanding warrant,” according to the news release.What happened in New York CityThe alleged assault happened at the Arlo SoHo boutique hotel in New York City last month. Trumpeter Keyon Harrold posted a video taken with his phone that shows the woman making claims against his son.A Black musician's son was falsely accused of stealing a woman's iPhone. She disputes his account and accusations of racismHarrold and his son are Black and were guests at the hotel in lower Manhattan. The ethnicity of the woman in the video is not clear, although New York police described her as White.In the video, when Harrold and his son attempt to leave, the woman approaches them, saying, “I’m not letting him walk away with my phone.” The video then shows her on the floor, but it’s unclear how she landed there. She approaches them again and the teen’s father is heard shouting for her to get her hands off before the video cuts out.In his Instagram post, Harrold said the woman scratched him and grabbed his son. He told NBC that after the video cut off, the woman, “tackled my son, you know, trying to reach in his pockets, reach in my pockets.”Harrold suffered slight injuries, but his son was not injured, the New York Police Department said.CNN spoke to Ponsetto last week on the telephone.She claimed she was assaulted during the altercation. CNN hasn’t been able to corroborate her account with investigators or with the hotel where the incident took place. She disputed Harrold’s account of what happened.When asked whether she’s concerned about possibly facing charges and overall how she is portrayed in the video, she said, “Of course I worry. That’s not who I am. I actually … try very hard to make sure that I am always doing the right thing.”Detectives from the NYPD were also present to help coordinate the arrest of Ponsetto, according to the sheriff’s office.She will remain in custody pending an extradition hearing, according to the news release. It’s unclear if she has hired an attorney.