Miya Ponsetto was arrested Thursday after having been identified as the woman who attacked Grammy-winning jazz musician, Keyon Harrold and his 14 year old son, Keyon Harrold, Jr. in a Soho hotel on December 26th. Ponsetto accused them of stealing her mobile phone and then attacked and scratched both the father and the son, before attempting to tackle Keyon Harrold, Jr. Turns out, she had left her iPhone in an Uber and it was later returned to her after she had already embarrassed herself by attacking the two innocent people.
She is now in custody. News reports indicate that the arrest did not come without a struggle- apparently, Ponsetto tried to slam a car door on the leg of one of the deputies. She's being charged with attempted robbery and felony fugitive from justice.
Most people have been very supportive of Harrold during this unfortunate situation, although a few have criticized him for not showing her the phone so that she could see it was not hers. Someone suggested that he could have unlocked the phone and scrolled through it so she could see that it belonged to the child. In my opinion, if you're going to randomly accost someone and accuse them of stealing something from you, the burden of proving that should be on you. After all, anyone could approach someone and say "Hey! You stole my purse!" Do they have to then open the purse and let her rifle through the contents? What if they handed her the phone to look at and she just took off with it?
*It's good to remember that when you can't find something, maybe think back to the last place you had it before accusing others of taking it. It just might be wedged in the seat of that Uber you were just in.*
Hopefully, this situation is resolved soon and the Harrold family can get back to their lives and for the senior Keyon Harrold, back to the music.