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Inside Edition 8 Jan 2021

'Soho Karen' Miya Ponsetto Arrested in California


The 22-year-old who was seen on video attacking and falsely accusing a Black teenager of stealing her iPhone in an New York City hotel has been arrested in Los Angeles. Hours earlier, Miya Ponsetto sparred with Gayle King on "CBS This Morning" in a contentious interview that has since gone viral on social media. "I consider myself super sweet," Ponsetto said. When you look at the video, the reaction seems very extreme. It doesn't seem like it's someone who's super sweet," King pushed back.

The Bond Fire in California now has been 40 percent contained, but the threat is far from over. Gusty Santa Ana winds are expected to pick up again. Here is the update from our correspondent Ediz Tiyansan on the scene.  
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