Published: Wed, October 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Woman Loses Job After Stopping Black Man From Entering His Flat

Woman Loses Job After Stopping Black Man From Entering His Flat

"I watched the video again ... and I felt like, honestly, I would react the same way again, but deep down inside of me I was too nice", Toles said Sunday, in a Facebook live video with Real STL News.

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.

"If you do [live here], I would like to meet you because you're a neighbor", the woman tells Toles, who then stresses he has no interest. He said he told the officer that he was renting the unit and that he had shown Mueller his key fob.

He added: "At the end of the day, why would she call the police on me?"

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

Toles' encounter with Mueller comes just days after a Georgia man, named Corey Lewis, was stopped by police for "babysitting while black" over the weekend, sparking nationwide outrage. "Let her live her life", he said.

Toles uploaded three video recordings of the encounter on Facebook, noting in the post's caption that the unidentified woman was "insecure" and that she opted to act out "because she [doesn't] feel that I belong".

She continued questioning Mr Toles and when he pushed past her into the building, she followed him into the lift and to his apartment door.

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"I was kind of blown away, shocked and like wow", Toles told the local news station.

The two continue to go back and forth, with Toles accusing the woman of touching him.

In a statement, the woman's employer said she was sacked after a review of the incident, the station reported. "And you see my keys in the door".

Toles responded thanking people for their support and saying, "don't bash the women just send her positive waves of energy, and let's be great people this [is] our world & this message is to everyone of all ages/ races/ colors/! Have a good night, ma'am", he says.

"The Tribeca-STL family is a minority-owned company that consists of employees and residents from many racial backgrounds", it said.

Mueller, as identified by The Times, is seen and heard asking Toles if he lives in the downtown luxury loft building. "We are proud of this fact and do not and never will stand for racism or racial profiling at our company", said Tribeca-STL.

Despite her prejudice behavior, Toles doesn't want the public to harrass Muellers. I wish her the best.

"I would still have a conversation with her", he concluded.

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