A woman tried to block a black man from entering his own apartment in St. Louis, and was subsequently fired from her job at Tribeca-STL on Oct. 14.
The minority-owned business owners said they were “disturbed” by a viral video of the incident, reports KMOV.
D’Arreion Toles was returning home when the woman blocked him, so he began filming her on his cell phone:
You are blocking me into my building. This is my building as well. So, I need you to get out of my way.
The woman questioned Toles by asking what unit he livev in, Toles showed her his key before taking an elevator to the fourth floor.
The woman then followed Toles to his apartment and tried to block him, which shocked Toles:
Did this really just happen to me. It happened to me. I am really taken away by the moment.
I was kind of blown away, shocked and like wow. I am just glad I had my camera out. If I did not have my camera out, I feel it could have gone a totally different way.
I appreciate all of the love and support. Like I said, don’t respond negatively. Don’t go after the lady. Let her be at peace. Let her live her life.
The woman called the police, but Toles said he was not cited:
I am not mad at her. I am not upset with her. I am not going to go after her legally or anything like that. I wish her the best. I would still have a conversation with her.
The woman, who acted so tough on the video, now refuses to comment to KMOV.