Published: Tue, October 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

‘Insecure' Woman Tries to Block Black Neighbor From Entering His Own Home

‘Insecure' Woman Tries to Block Black Neighbor From Entering His Own Home

In the latest high-profile "living while black" incident, a white woman attempted to block a black man from entering his building in St. Louis, then called the police on him after he successfully made his way into his apartment. "Ma'am, you're not security".

She then follows him on the elevator to his floor, though she disclosed earlier in the video that she lived on a different floor.

"OK, I don't like the fact that you're blocking for where I paid to live at", he replies. Finally, Toles gets to his loft and unlocks his door, asking the woman why she continued to follow him.

In the video, Toles said he lived on the fourth floor while trying to push his way past the woman.

In a statement to CBS Affiliate KMOV4, Tribeca-STL explained that they found the interaction "disturbing".

"As a record I just want to say, 'Hi, what is your name?'" she begins to say before Toles cuts her off.


"It's not your building, you're not the owner", Toles says, getting past her. "Excuse me". The woman doesn't have a listed phone number.

"I don't need to tell you that", he shoots back, "what unit do you live in?" In other words, even though she saw him enter his apartment with his keys, she still believed he was suspicious. "Have a nice night", Toles responded.

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.

By Monday, Mueller's employer, Tribeca STL, a luxury apartment company, said it chose to fire her after seeing the video.

Toles told KMOV.com that no citations were issued as a result of the call. "I'm going to my house, where I live". After reviewing the video Toles posted, the company released a statement saying she was sacked, and that it will "never will stand for racism or racial profiling at our company". "I would like to know whose friends, and why you are here", Mueller says when Toles asks why she is following her.

The videos posted to Toles' personal Facebook page were viewed more than 2 million times by Sunday afternoon after being posted overnight Saturday. "I would still have a conversation with her".

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