A video released over the weekend showed a white woman tried to block a black man from entering his own apartment because she apparently believed he was some kind of criminal.
Local news station KMOV reports that St. Louis resident D’Arreion Toles was trying to enter his apartment on Friday night when he was confronted by a white woman who lived in the same building and who was about to go walk her dog.
The white woman proceeded to stand in a doorway to prevent Toles from entering the building and demanded to know what unit he lived in. He refused to give her that information, but he did show her a key fob to prove that he really lived in the building.
This wasn’t enough for the woman, however, and she proceeded to follow Toles all the way up to his apartment, where she watched him use his keys to open up the door.
“Have a good night, ma’am,” he told the woman as he closed the door to his apartment. “Don’t ever do that again. You look pretty stupid.”
30 minutes later, police showed up at his door because the woman decided to call them anyway. The officers on the scene left the building without issuing any citation.
The woman’s employer, a minority-owned luxury apartment company called Tribeca-STL, subsequently fired her after seeing the video, while also noting that the incident did not take place in one of its buildings.
“The video did involve one of our employees, but the event did NOT take place at Tribeca-STL and did NOT involve one of our tenants,” the company said. “The video is showing the employee in her private life at her own residence interacting with another person.”
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