A video posted on YouTube earlier this month shows a black real estate investor in Memphis, Tennessee dealing with local police officers after a neighbor called them on him while he was trying to fix up the next-door house.
As real estate investor Michael Hayes writes, he went to the house, which is in a dilapidated condition, to inspect it. The woman came out of the house and asked him what he was doing. At this point, he showed her the investment contract that he had giving him permission to work on the house, as well as written permission that he received from the house’s owner to be on the property.
However, this didn’t seem to satisfy the woman’s suspicions about him, and she ended up calling the police.
When the police arrived on the scene, Hayes calmly explained the situation to the officers, who were sympathetic to what he was saying. They then asked the woman in the neighboring house to let him do his job.
The woman tells the officers that he can do his job — but then she glares at him and tells him, “Hurry up, do it, and get out!”
The officers inform the woman that he doesn’t have to hurry up on her commands and can take all day to inspect the home if he wants.
Toward the end of the video, Hayes praises the cops for the way they handled the situation.
“They could tell the lady was crazy,” he said.
Watch the video below.