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Realtor who phoned 911 and stopped a black man from entering his OWN luxury apartment building where he lives is fired after video provokes outrage

  • D'Arreion Toles was blocked from entering his own building by female neighbor
  • Hilary Thornton demanded proof he lived at lofts in St Louis while walking dog
  • After he pushed passed she followed him to door to make sure he was a resident
  • Employers Tribeca Luxury Apartments confirmed woman had since been fired

A white woman was fired from her job after she tried to stop a black man going into his own apartment building in St Louis.

D'Arreion Toles said he was coming home from work when neighbor, Hilary Brooke Thornton, physically blocked him from entering the building at the luxury block in the Missouri city.

He posted three videos of the incident on Facebook, appearing to show the woman blocking him from the door as she walked her dog at the Elder Shirt Lofts in the downtown area on Sunday.

Ms Thornton was fired from her job as a luxury realtor after the video provoked outrage.

The 32-year-old lives in the same block as Mr Toles, but her company does not manage the property.

She is seen in the mobile phone footage demanding proof he lives in the building, which has a pool and spa, plus its own wine bar and entertainment deck.  

Doorwoman stops black man from entering his own apartment
Hilary Brooke Thornton demanded D'Arreion Toles show her proof he lived in the luxury loft building in St Louis

Hilary Brooke Thornton demanded D'Arreion Toles show her proof he lived in the luxury loft building in St Louis

The white woman claimed he had not buzzed in with a key-fob and asked if he had an entrance key similar to her own

The white woman claimed he had not buzzed in with a key-fob and asked if he had an entrance key similar to her own

After Mr Toles pushed passed her, Ms Thornton then got in the elevator with him and followed her fellow resident to his front door to make sure he actually lived in the block.

When she first encountered him at the communal door she said, 'do you live here? I'm sorry the keypad is right there, I'm sorry I'm uncomfortable [getting out the way].

Mr Toles, who was still standing in the street, replied, 'you're blocking me into my building, it's my building as well, so can you just get out of my way. I live here and your blocking my way. I've already buzzed in'.

While holding a glittery phone and a dog lead and placing her arm across the door, the Ms Thornton was said to have replied, 'I'm not touching you at all, I'm not doing anything other than letting my dog go to the bathroom.

'You just walked off the street and don't have a keypad. You pushed your way in.'

D'Arreion Toles refused to answer her questions and pushed passed Ms Thornton who tried to block his entry to the building

D'Arreion Toles refused to answer her questions and pushed passed Ms Thornton who tried to block his entry to the building

Ms Thornton, who was about to walk her dog at the time of the confrontation, then followed him as he walked towards an elevator and went to his apartment

Ms Thornton, who was about to walk her dog at the time of the confrontation, then followed him as he walked towards an elevator and went to his apartment

Elder Shirt Lofts in downtown St Louis has a pool and spa, plus its own wine bar, gym and an entertainment decking area

Elder Shirt Lofts in downtown St Louis has a pool and spa, plus its own wine bar, gym and an entertainment decking area

She then asks him what unit he lives in, to which he replied, 'I don't have to tell you that information, what unit do you live in?' 

He simply says he lives on the fourth floor as she repeatedly says 'no' while trying to stand in from of the open door.

As he pushed passed her she shouts 'are you kidding me?' and follows him as he heads to an elevator and asks 'where are you going?' and asks him is he has a key-fob similar to hers.

She then gets in the lift with him and says as they ride in the elevator 'no, I want to see who you are going to see'.

As the pair get out of the lift and he walk towards his apartment she adds, 'I want to introduce myself as a neighbor'.

Ms Thornton then follows him to his door and he threatens to call the cops for harassment saying 'please stop following me, I do not want to speak with you'.

D'Arreion Toles said after the incident police came to his door because she called officers to report him.

She was named as the woman in the video by social media users and confirmed by her former partner, Brandon Mueller, who posted on his Facebook page

D'Arreion Toles posted three videos of the confrontation and said cops arrived at his door half-an-hour later after the woman called police

D'Arreion Toles posted three videos of the confrontation and said cops arrived at his door half-an-hour later after the woman called police

After Mr Toles pushed passed her, Ms Thornton, accompanied by her dog, followed him into the elevator to 'see who he was seeing' in the building 

After Mr Toles pushed passed her, Ms Thornton, accompanied by her dog, followed him into the elevator to 'see who he was seeing' in the building 

Ms Thornton followed Mr Toles to his front door to make sure he was a genuine resident

Ms Thornton followed Mr Toles to his front door to make sure he was a genuine resident

She is said to have graduated in marketing in 2009 from Miami University in Ohio, according to Heavy.

In a caption alongside the video, Mr Toles, who says on his social media page he is the chief executive officer and owner at Global Wealth Insights Corp., wrote: 'To Be A Black man in America, & 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!

'Then 30 mins later police knock on my door, because she called! I was shocked this is America in 2018!'

After an investigation Tribeca Luxury Apartments in St Louis said it was 'disturbed' by what happened and confirmed the woman was an employee, but that the incident did not happen at one of its properties. 

The company added that the woman's position was 'terminated' and she was no longer with the firm.

A statement on the company's website read: 'Tribeca-SLT was recently shared [in] a video containing a disturbing interaction that we believe is important to clarify.

The video of the incident went viral and has been viewed more than 4 million times and shared over 120,000 times 

The video of the incident went viral and has been viewed more than 4 million times and shared over 120,000 times 

Ms Thornton even got in the same elevator as Mr Toles because she did not believe he lived in the apartment building

Ms Thornton even got in the same elevator as Mr Toles because she did not believe he lived in the apartment building

'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.'

Mr Toles says on his social media page he is the chief executive officer and owner at Global Wealth Insights Corp

Mr Toles says on his social media page he is the chief executive officer and owner at Global Wealth Insights Corp

Tribeca Luxury Apartments said in a statement that their employee had been terminated and did not live at one of their properties 

Tribeca Luxury Apartments said in a statement that their employee had been terminated and did not live at one of their properties 

The video has received more than 4 million views and has been shared over 120,000 times. 

Mr Toles told KMOV: ‘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.

'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.'

He added that he is not upset with Ms Thornton and isn't going to take legal action.

He said: '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.'

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Comment by mr1stroke on October 18, 2018 at 5:10pm
But what i like about racist white people is when they claim they are not racist, she says she was married to a black man. Well i dont see him defending you and we see why he is not with you, she says she wants to talk to the black dude and she was following management policies there fore thays a racist policy he should sue, than she says she did because she had never seen him before, but she lives in the building lol okay now i have questions for her how many white men or women has she reported in the past, does she knows every white person in the building or the area? If she can prove her calling the copd on white folks ill give her a pass otherwise that negro needs to stop that old negro forgiving white people sue her and the building managememt for their policy those white folks are so lucky i been try to provoke people in my area to call the cops on me they have not i even try go to the back door one day i saw them jogging i tried to get in under the garage door lol they still havent i think the home association let them know black people live there otherwise i would sue the home association and the people
Comment by mr1stroke on October 18, 2018 at 5:02pm
Lol iys amazing how you people alwahs wonder how it would be if it was a black person, if yoi dont already and have to wonder youre living in a sad world
Comment by jay on October 18, 2018 at 4:48pm

I wonder how this would've played out if the shoe was on the other foot?? Some people will never learn man..smh

Comment by micheal smith on October 18, 2018 at 3:53pm

"If you do not understand White Supremacy (Racism)-what it is, and how it works-everything else that you understand will only confuse you".

-Neely Fuller

Comment by mr1stroke on October 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

lol when the last time white people use hate and could not survive in America, if George Zimmerman can any one else can, negros are weak, they only good at going at each other every one else gets a pass, Roseanne is doing well, im pretty sure she owns some of the rights in "The Connors", seriously people

Comment by vaughn mitchell on October 16, 2018 at 4:46pm
She may get a another job, but with her face all over the media, she will be outed.
Comment by mr1stroke on October 16, 2018 at 1:27pm
She will be just fine she will get another job she just need ti be quiet for a while apologize and may be write a book or big interview on CNN playing the victim the difference between white people and negros they take care of their own where as the negros will hell others destroy you live and learn people are treating the way you treat your self especially when you cannot live around each other white people dont want you in their neighborhood they dont feel human enough i always say that i may be live in a different zipcode but i am not happy seeing my white neighbor its not cool but ots life for the better
Comment by rastafari on October 16, 2018 at 10:03am

...even today, in the 21st century, according to the Gregorian calendar, we seem to be amazed by the racist mentality of most white people towards blacks where ever we are in this world...as for this incident, I guess it's both entertaining and dramatic when viewed via real time recording as the episode unfolded. 

Comment by Marcella Edmmond on October 15, 2018 at 11:24pm

I totally agree with you Akeen Phillip.  Just because he didn't react to her negativity and stupidity with ignorance and anger doesn't make him stupid, weak , nor an add kisser. It just speaks volumes as to why he's as successful as he is and deserves to live his best life.  Vanessa you're a very negative women if your only reaction to ignorance is more ignorance. You are some kinnda stupid.

Comment by Akeen Phillip on October 15, 2018 at 10:08pm
@vanessa so a successful BLACK man doing good for himself who actually wants better for himself is considered uptight lmao i chose to live upscale which is a great choice, you as a black woman trying to put him down with your hating ass lmao get the F*** outta here, she ain’t no cop, she’s not a door woman and I respect him for holding his composure.

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