Hotels are apparently a favored stomping ground for the so-called “Soho Karen” who falsely accused a black teen of stealing her iPhone in a violent, caught-on-video confrontation in Manhattan.
It turns out that 10 months before she allegedly went berserk in a Soho lobby on the day after Christmas, Miya Ponsetto, 22, was busted in February after she and her mom allegedly caused a disturbance at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills by refusing to leave, according to TMZ.
The Post detailed that California criminal case against Ponsetto and her mom Nicole, who were slapped with public intoxication charges in the incident.
But TMZ’s account adds new details.
Hotel staff had asked the women to leave, and called the cops when the pair refused — only to have Nicole Ponsetto allegedly assault an officer, pushing and kicking the cop, TMZ reported.
The mom faces an additional charge of battery on a police officer and both women are due in court later this month.
The incident apparently did little to scare Ponsetto straight — just a day after she was charged with public intoxication for the Peninsula Hotel incident, on May 27, she was slapped with a drunken driving charge in Los Angeles County, where she pleaded no contest, TMZ said.
Ponsetto faces potential charges in New York, including assault, grand larceny or attempted robbery, the NYPD has said.
She is wanted by the NYPD for allegedly attacking 14-year-old Keyon Harrold Jr. at the Arlo Hotel on Dec. 26.
Ponsetto is currently staying with her mom in California, where The Post snapped her Friday as she picked up a fast-food lunch, telling our lensman, “I don’t know what the problem is here,” and “I’m also Puerto Rican, so thank you.”
“She was a popular girl, one of the cheerleaders, a grade older than me” at Simi Valley High School in California, another former student told The Post Saturday.
“She wouldn’t even look your way if she thought you weren’t important or if you didn’t have money,” said the ex-student, Vannessa Stoerchle, now of Phoenix.
“But I was really surprised to see this,” she said.
“Weird to see someone in high school who was a popular girl end up this way. Never thought Miya would end up racially profiling some one like that,” she added.
“She was one of those girls who seemed to have everything handed to her.”