A black man arrived late Friday evening at the entrance to the building where he lives in St. Louis, only to be blocked by a white neighbor who demanded he prove he lived there.
"Please move on, Ma & # 39; am" The man, D & # 39; Arreion Toles, says in a video he has taken of the encounter that the woman with her dog on the leash in the lobby of the residential complex, the Elder Shirt Lofts.
"I can," she answers. "Do you live here?"
"I've already answered that question," replies Mr. Toles, 24, as he keeps trying to enter. "Excuse me."
"If you want to come into my building -" she begins to say in the video.
"It's not your building, you're not the owner," says Mr. Toles, passing her. "Excuse me."
Over the weekend, Mueller's employer Tribeca-STL, which manages real estate in other parts of the city, said in a statement on its website that she had reviewed and fired the video. Tribeca does not own the building where Mr. Toles and Mrs. Müller live.
"The Tribeca STL family is a minority-owned company that consists of employees and residents of many races," officials from the firm, an apartment complex in St. Louis, said. "We are proud of this fact and will and will never advocate racism or racial profiling in our company."
Mr. Toles said on Sunday that about 30 minutes after joining his unit, a policeman knocked on his door and told him that Mrs. Miller was "uncomfortable" because Mr. Toles was there. He said he told the officer that he had rented the unit and that he had shown Mrs. Mueller his keyring.
Neither Ms. Muller nor the police could be reached on Sunday to comment.
It was the last known example of a white person being caught on videoconferencing – and sometimes calling the police – a black person doing day-to-day activities like babysitting, having lunch, or going to the pool  In a Brooklyn Deli last week, a white woman called the police after she claimed that a young black boy was touching her. (He did not.) In July, a black Oregon district attorney said she was reported to the police as a "suspect" when talking to voters in a suburban neighborhood.
In an interview on Sunday, Mr Toles said he pulled out his cell phone to record the meeting, "because I did not feel safe in the situation."
He added, "Why should she call the police to me at the end of the day? I just walked in and went to my house."
He said he was worried that the situation would end in a similar way in Dallas last month, when a black man was killed in his apartment for a white duty police officer she said she considered it her unit.
"It hits me again, I think of the whole thing," he said of his encounter. "It's pretty sad."
He said it made him feel "like you can not be who you are in America."
In one of the videos Mr. Toles is in an elevator and Mrs. Müller follows him. He says, "So, now you will follow me?"
"I am," she replies.
In another video, she chases him in a hallway and says she wants to introduce herself because he's a neighbor
"I do not want to talk to you," he says. "Please stop following me, I'm calling the police for harassment, this is my next step."
The last video shows Ms. Müller in front of his unit while Mr. Toles is standing in the doorway. "You just followed me all the way to my door," he says. "And you see my keys in the door."
"As a record I just want to say," Hello, what's your name? ", She begins to say before Mr. Toles interrupts her.
"Ma'am – you only – no, good night, ma'am," he says. "Do not ever do that again."
Ms. Müller's estranged husband Brandon Mueller said in an interview Sunday that he was shocked to learn about the encounter after receiving news and notifications on Facebook.
Next Facebook, Mr. Mueller, who has a black father and a white mother, published a video in which he said he was disappointed with what happened. He said he had been away from Ms. Muller for more than a year and had not lived in the Elder Shirt Lofts for a while.
He said that he did not approve of Mrs. Mueller's actions and that he had sent a woman to Facebook to notify Mr. Toles for support. Mr Müller said that Mr Toles treated the situation in an 'extraordinary way'.
Mr. Toles, who runs a marketing consulting firm, called on people not to molest Frau Müller.
"Some people think I should have pursued them better," he said. "I will not go after her. My whole purpose is to turn this negative into a positive.
Matthew Haag contributed reports.
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