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Woman fired after blocking black man from entering his apartment building

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray cover a viral story from St. Louis, Missouri, featuring a woman blocking a man from entering a luxury loft until he proved he lived at the complex went viral.

D’Arreion Toles posted videos of the incident showing what happened, which ended with a knock on his door 30 mins later by the police.

Since the video has gone public, Hilary Brooke Thornton has fired from her job as a senior property manager with Tribeca-STL. Tribeca-STL has released a statement on the incident.

The full statement from the management company read:

Tribeca-STL was recently shared a video containing a disturbing interaction that we believe is important to clarify. The video did involve one 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.

After being recognized in photos and formally being connected with Hilary, Brandon Mueller posted a Facebook video completely disavowed any contact with her: