New video has surfaced that shows the woman who accused Kieron Harold Jr. of assaulting a teenager and stealing him on the floor to steal his iPhone.
The video appears to be from surveillance of the Arlo Hotel in Soho, where a disturbing encounter took place after Christmas.
The woman wearing a white hat can be seen chasing 14-year-old Keane Jr. in the hotel lobby, grabbing him by the waist and pulling him down as he falls to the floor.
The video also features two unknown men, including a man who pushes the boy.
The woman had just accused Keyphone Jr. of swiping her iPhone – which was later returned to her by an Uber driver.
The footage was tweeted Wednesday night by NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison as police continue to hunt the woman. The NYPD said it is facing possible charges including assault, grand larceny or attempted robbery.
“On Saturday, December 26, the woman accused an innocent 14-year-old teenager of stealing her cellphone in this video,” Harrison tweeted. “She then proceeded to make a physical attack on him and she fled before the police officers arrived at the scene.”
The video also included a scrabb of the woman’s face above the word “wanted”.
Some confrontations were also caught on cellphone video taken by Carey Jr.’s father, a Grammy-winning trumpeter, and posted on Instagram.
The 22-year-old accused, who has not been publicly identified, broke his silence on CNN on Tuesday, with no evidence, claiming he was assaulted during the incident.
“Of course I’m worried,” he said of possible criminal charges. “That’s not me.”