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Woman fired after blocking black man from his apartment

PICTURED: Hilary Brooke Mueller tried to block a black man from entering his apartment

A WOMAN has been fired after footage of her stopping a black man from entering his own apartment went viral.

D’Arreion Toles, filmed a white woman preventing him from entering his apartment building and posted the footage on Facebook on Saturday (October 13).

He accompanied the series of videos that he uploaded to the social media site with the caption: “To be a black man in America, and come home, women tries to stop me from coming into my building because she feels insecure, Downtown St Louis luxury loft, because she don’t feel that I belong, never really thought this would happen to me, but it did!

Since the footage was picked up by new publications across the United States and around the world, Mueller’s employer, Tribeca STL, have fired her, the New York Times has reported.

In a statement, the company, said: “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.”

In the footage, the woman, who has now been identified as Hilary Brooke Mueller, can be seen following Toles into the lift and up to his apartment on the fourth floor.

She asks 24-year-old Toles for proof that he lives in the building and demands he shows her his key fob.

At one point, when she is blocking Toles from accessing his apartment building, Mueller says to Toles: “I’m uncomfortable”.

Toles tells Mueller he did not need to give her the information that he asked for, his apartment number.

In the lift, Mueller continues to quizz Toles, she says: “Who are you going up to the fourth floor to see? I want to know who you’re going to see.”

Toles tells her he lives in the building, to which Mueller replies: “If you do, then I would like to meet you because you’re a neighbour.”

According to Toles, the incident did not end there.

He wrote on Facebook: “Then 30 mins later police knock on my door, because she called! I was shocked this is America in 2018!”

Watch the footage below:

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