New video has emerged showing the woman who falsely accused Keyon Harrold Jr. of stealing her iPhone attacking the teen and tackling him to the floor.
The video appears to be from surveillance of the Arlo Hotel in Soho, where the disturbing encounter happened the day after Christmas.
The woman, wearing a white hat, can be seen chasing 14-year-old Keyon Jr. in the lobby of the hotel, grabbing him by the waist and pulling him down as she also falls to the floor.
Two unidentified men are also in the video, including one who appears to push the boy down.
The woman had just accused Keyon Jr. of swiping her iPhone — which was later returned to her by an Uber driver.
The footage was tweeted by NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison on Wednesday night as cops continue to hunt for the woman. She faces potential charges including assault, grand larceny or attempted robbery, the NYPD has said.
On Saturday, December 26, the woman in this video falsely accused an innocent 14-year-old teenager of stealing her cellphone,” Harrison tweeted. “She then proceeded to physically attack him and fled the location before police officers arrived on scene.”
The video also included a screengrab of the woman’s face above the word “WANTED.”
Some of the confrontation was also caught on cellphone video taken by Keyon Jr.’s father, a Grammy-winning trumpeter, and posted on Instagram.
The 22-year-old accuser, who has not been publicly identified, broke her silence to CNN on Tuesday, claiming, without proof, that she was assaulted during the incident.
“Of course I worry,” she said of possible criminal charges. “That’s not who I am.”