The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said at a press conference that Mia Ponceto, 22, was arrested Thursday in traffic near her home in Piru, Ventura County.
Authorities said she was arrested for “a fugitive order related to the recent attack on a hotel in New York City.”
The sheriff’s office said she was booked in the pretrial detention facility in Ventura and was detained without bail.
The sheriff’s representative contacted Ponceto at a traffic stop near her home.
The press release said: “She didn’t stop for the representative until she arrived at the residence. She refused to get off the car. The representatives forcibly removed her from the car and arrested her with an unsubmitted arrest warrant.”
What happened in New York City
The alleged attack occurred at the Arlo SoHo boutique hotel in New York City last month.
Trumpeter Keyon Harrold released a video shot with a mobile phone that shows the woman claiming a claim against her son.
Harold and his son are Black, who are guests of a hotel in Lower Manhattan. Although New York police called her white, the race of the woman in the video is not clear.
In the video, when Harrold and his son tried to leave, the woman approached them and said, “I won’t let him take my phone.” The video then showed her on the floor, but it is not clear how she landed There. She approached them again and heard the boy’s father yelling and asking her to let go before the video was cut.
Harold said in an Instagram post that the woman scratched him and grabbed his son. He told the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) that after the video was cut, the woman “would trouble my son, try to reach for his pocket, reach for my pocket.”
The New York Police Department said Harold was slightly injured, but his son was not injured.
CNN spoke with Ponceto over the phone last week.
She claimed that she was beaten during the quarrel. CNN was unable to verify her account with investigators or the hotel where the incident occurred. She disputed Harold’s account of what happened.
When asked if she was worried about the accusations she might face and the overall image in the video, she said: “Of course I am worried. That’s not me. I actually… work very hard to make sure that I am always doing the right thing.”
The Sheriff’s Office stated that detectives from the New York Police Department also attended the meeting to help coordinate Ponceto’s arrest.
According to the press release, she will be detained awaiting an extradition hearing.
It is unclear whether she has hired a lawyer.