‘Do you live here?’ D’Arreion Nuriyah Toles, ‘black man’ accosted by white woman, Hilary Brooke at Elder Shirt Lofts, St Louis- Missouri residence.
D’Arreion Nuriyah Toles was returning home from a late night at the office when a tenant who lived on the third floor of downtown- Elder Shirt Lofts created a roadblock.
‘You are blocking me into my building. This is my building as well. So, I need you to get out of my way.’ Toles is heard telling the woman, to no avail- who continues to stand in the ‘black’ man’s way.
The woman, identified as Hilary Brooke– a property manager at an apartment building managed by Tribeca, STL- then begins to questions Toles by asking what unit he lives in.
The man refuses to tell her which specific unit he lived in, telling the woman, ‘it’s none of your business.’
Upon showing Brooke a key fob – substantiating that he was indeed a resident- Toles then moves past the woman (since i’d as Hillary Brooke Thornton), before taking an elevator to the fourth floor.
But it doesn’t end there. Instead of leaving the man be. The woman instead chose to enter the elevator with Toles as she followed ‘the black resident’.
D’Arreion Nuriyah Toles roadblocked by Hilary Brooke Tribeca manager:
Footage shows the woman following Toles to the front door of his loft, with the woman standing outside his door as the victimized resident uses his key to enter his loft.
‘Did this really just happen to me. It happened to me. I am really taken away by the moment,’ reflected Toles in the aftermath of the incident.
‘I was kind of blown away, shocked and like wow,’ said Toles. ‘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.’
Reflected D’Arreion Nuriyah Toles further: ‘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!’
A regard of Toles facebook wall page described the man working as Chief Executive Officer/Owner at Global Wealth Insights Corp.
D’Arreion Toles implores social media not to seek revenge against ‘racist’ white woman:
The videos which have since gone viral into the millions elicited sympathy and solidarity for the resident and outrage towards Brooke. Toles in turn implored commentators to remain calm.
‘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,’ said Toles.
Adding, ‘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’.
Toles added that he was ‘blown away’ that the tenant acted the way she did.
‘I am just glad I had my camera out,’ he said. ‘If I did not have my camera out, I feel it could have gone a totally different way.’
Police later showed up at his loft but left without giving anyone a citation.
Efforts by scallywagandvagabond.com to contact Brooke to get her side of the story were met with no response.
Hilary Brooke Tribeca STL manager fired, ‘We are disturbed.’
Come Sunday, Brooke’s employer- Tribeca-STL released a statement saying that the property manager was fired from her post, with building management saying they were ‘disturbed’ by the interaction in the video.
Noted the company in part:
‘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.’
And then there were these reactions on social media- see what you think?
#ApartmentPatty Hilary Brooke Mueller causes Tribeca STL, Brooke’s alleged employer, to delete Twitter, Insta. Elder Shirt Lofts gets bad Google reviews for D’Arreion Nuriyah Toles. Deleted Facebook page. Demands to fire her. Any apology yet? #NameAndShame https://t.co/lEEi8dIpus pic.twitter.com/oK3WHvuLwq
— Paula Neal Mooney (@PAULANEALMOONEY) October 14, 2018
Hats off to D’Arreion Nuriyah Toles for “EXCUSE ME BOGARTING” his way pass White supremacist Hilary Brooke who is making up all kinds of excuses to justify her racist harassment of D’Arreion Nuriyah Toles.
— Zulu Khan (@zulukhan6) October 14, 2018
— DK (@dkesq08) October 13, 2018
I tweeted them this – You need to evict the racist Hilary Brooke. She harassed and followed a fellow resident. She seems unstable and entitled- a dangerous combination that could escalate her harassment to abusing him or committing a hate crime.
— Cool J (@janetcoolj) October 13, 2018