Woman extradited to NYC to face charges after allegedly assaulting Black teenager

Authorities arrested Miya Ponsetto in California after she was seen on video allegedly assaulting a Black teenager after accusing him of stealing her phone.
1:32 | 01/10/21

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Transcript for Woman extradited to NYC to face charges after allegedly assaulting Black teenager
No fussin', no cussin', and no -- Back now with new developments in that case that happened in New York City at a hotel. A woman seen on video allegedly assaulting a black teenager, wrongly accusing him of stealing her iPhone. Authorities arresting her in California, now bringing her back to New York to face multiple charges. Here's Stephanie Ramos. Reporter: Tonight, the woman who falsely accused a teen of stealing a cell phone led away by police in handcuffs and now facing criminal charges. Take the case off, that's mine. Literally get it back. Reporter: It was December 26th at a soho hotel when Miya ponsetto berated jazz musician Keyon Harrold's 14-year-old son, claiming he stole her phone. You see two black people -- No, I'm not letting him walk away with my phone! Reporter: The phone was found at the hotel and returned. The 22-year-old now charged with a series of crimes -- attempted robbery, grand larceny, two counts of attempted assault, and endangering the welfare of a child. As my son being 14 years old, if I wasn't there, who knows what could have happened. Reporter: Ponsetto has yet to file a plea, but in an interview with CBS said it was not her intention to hurt the teen. I don't feel that is who I am as a person. I don't feel like this one mistake does define me, but I do sincerely from the bottom of my heart apologize if I made the son feel as if I assaulted him or I hurt his feelings or the father's feelings. Reporter: Ponsetto has not been charged with a hate crime, which is what the Harold family wanted. Ponsetto's lawyer says the incident was not racially motivated. Stephanie, thank you for that.

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