'Soho Karen' Miya Ponsetto will be arraigned in New York City on Saturday after she was extradited from California to face felony charges for attacking a black teenage boy.
The 22-year-old was taken into custody at New York's First Precinct Saturday morning to face charges over her attack on a black teenager.
Prosecutors in New York plan to charge Ponsetto with four felonies of attempted robbery, endangering the welfare of a child, attempted grand larceny, and attempted assault.
She was arrested on a New York warrant Thursday afternoon following a brief car chase in her home state of California.
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Miya Ponsetto is seen leaving the first police precinct in New York City ahead of her arraignment on felony charges for assaulting a 14 year old at a Manhattan hotel last month
Ponsetto was escorted by detectives before being transported to New York Criminal Court
Ponsetto had appeared in Ventura County court, California, via Zoom just after 2pm Friday for a hearing where she agreed to extradition.
Her lawyer, Sharen H. Ghatan, has said her client's mental health is particularly fragile at the present time.
'I'm very concerned about her mental health and wellbeing because for her to start an interview with such a defiant tone, disregarding everything she's saying, including myself, and I'm here for her best interest, concerned me greatly,' Ghatan said.
'She's just not well. I am not a psychiatrist... She's not well, that is all I can say. She needs help, and it is not the type of help I can give.'
Ghatan added that Ponsetto was the most challenging client she has had to deal with in a long time.
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The lawyer for Miya Ponsetto, known as 'Soho Karen', pictured with her, above, has said she is concerned for her client's mental health having given a rambling television interview hours before she was arrested
During Friday's interview, Ponsetto could be hear 'shushing' anchor Gayle King, pictured
'I am uncertain as to how I'm going to proceed,' Ghatan revealed. 'I'm uncertain if I can proceed forward with a client who is unwilling and unaccepting of the legal advice I'm giving her.'
Ponsetto was filmed tackling 14-year-old Keyon Harrold Jr - the son of Grammy-winning jazz musician Keyon Harrold - to the ground at the Arlo Hotel in Manhattan back on December 26 after falsely accusing him of stealing her iPhone.
Hours before her arrest on Thursday she had given a rambling interview with CBS This Morning's Gayle King where she denied racism was a factor in the December attack and refused to admit she physically assaulted the teenage boy.
The NYPD released surveillance footage of Ponsetto tackling 14-year-old Keyon Jr to the ground in the lobby of the Arlo Hotel after she accused him of stealing her iPhone
Ponsetto was dubbed 'SoHo Karen' after she was seen in a now-viral video (left) falsely accusing African American jazz artist Keyon Harrold's son Keyon Jr. (right) of stealing her iPhone at the Arlo Hotel
In her interview, Ponsetto apologized for making the teen feel 'inferior'.
She admitted she could have handled the situation differently but stopped short of acknowledging she attacked the teen, despite footage to the contrary.
Ponsetto also apologized for hurting the boy's feelings but then suddenly snapped back at King telling her 'Alright Gayle, enough' as she was pressed on the incident and told that she was 'old enough to know better'.
'I don't feel like this one mistake does define me.' 'I consider myself to be super sweet,' she stated. 'I'm a 22-year-old girl... how is one girl accusing a guy about a phone a crime?'
Ponsetto revealed how she did not stop everyone in the hotel lobby when she believed her phone had been stolen.
'I was approaching the people that had been exiting the hotel - because in my mind, anybody exiting might be the one trying to steal my phone,' she said.
When asked about her physically attacking the teen, Ponsetto repeated previous claims that the boy's father actually attacked her.
'The footage shows me attacking his son, attacking him how? Yelling at him, yes. OK, I apologize. Can we move on?' she said.
Lawyer, Ghatan, also told Ponsetto not to wear the black baseball cap emblazoned with the word 'Daddy' on it.
Ponsetto's lawyer also revealed that her client ignored her advice to remove her 'Daddy' hat
After the train wreck CBS This Morning interview, lawyer Ghatan, right, decided to cancel others that had been scheduled fearing her client's mental state
'The hat definitely wasn't chosen by me,' Ghatan said to The Daily Beast who also revealed that she decided to cancel other planned interviews after realizing what a train wreck the CBS one had been.
'My office gave her advice on what to wear. We asked her to wear professional attire. When she came to the interview, I told her the baseball hat wouldn't be something we could use in the interview. One because of the lighting, two because of the logo. She was very defiant and insistent that she wear it. I specifically asked her to remove it before the interview. She said it's her story, it's her hat, and she wants to wear it. She's a very challenging client.'
Speaking about the interview, Ghatan revealed that she tried to reign Ponsetto in.
'I interrupted Miya several times, and I intervened several times. I made statements and tried my best, but she would cut me off and stop. It put me at a disadvantage to help her.'
The woman known as 'Soho Karen' has been extradited to New York City to face four charges over the incident where she was caught on video tackling a black teen to the ground of a Manhattan hotel and falsely accusing him of stealing her phone
Miya Ponsetto, 22, appeared in Ventura County court, California, via Zoom just after 2 p.m. local time Friday for her extradition hearing
On Friday afternoon, Ponsetto appeared during a court hearing by video. She spoke only once answering 'yes' when asked by Judge David M. Hirsch if she understood why she was there and then agreed to her extradition.
Tuttle, the Los Angeles public defender representing Ponsetto after she parted ways with her initial attorney in recent days, agreed that the woman had 'no objection' to the extradition.
'I did speak with Ms. Posetto prior to court, and that is correct, she has signed the waiver and she has no objection to being transported to New York,' Tuttle said.