Caught On Tape

Woman who blocked a black man from entering his apartment gets fired from her job

A woman featured in a viral video preventing a Saint Louis man from entering his apartment building has been fired from her job, according to a report from KMOV4.

D’Arreion Toles recorded the incident on his cellphone and uploaded the video to Facebook this Friday where it has since been viewed over 4.5 million times as of this writing.

In the video, the woman demands that Toles provide proof that he lives in the apartment building and blocks him from entering. When he eventually pushes past her, she follows him to his apartment door. Toles later said that the police came 30 minutes after but left without taking any sort of action.

“I was kind of blown away, shocked and like wow,” he told KMOV4.

“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.”

Word of the video soon got back to Tribeca Luxury Apartments in St. Louis, who identified the woman as an employee and released the following statement:

Tribeca-STL was recently shared a video containing a disturbing interaction that we believe is important to clarify.

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 video is showing the employee in her private life at her own residence interacting with another person.

The Tribeca-STL family is a minority-owned company that consists of employees and residents from many racial backgrounds. We are proud of this fact and do not and never will stand for racism or racial profiling at our company.

After a review of the matter the employee has been terminated and is no longer with our Company. At Tribeca-STL we want all residents, guests and visitors to feel welcome, safe and respected.

When asked how he felt about the woman, Toles took a conciliatory tone.

“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,” he said. “I would still have a conversation with her.”

Watch the video below on YouTube:

Featured image via Facebook/D’Arreion Toles

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