D'Arreion Toles just wanted to go home. But Hilary Brooke Mueller, apparently fresh out the air-fluff cycle of the dryer, didn't want him in the building where she too lived.
"Do you live here?"
"I've already answered that question," Mr. Toles, 24, replies as he continues to try to get in. "Excuse me."
But the woman, Hilary Brooke Mueller, refused to move as she continued to ask Mr. Toles what unit he lived in and to see his key fob. When he declined to tell her, she remained in his path.
"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," Mr. Toles says, getting past her. "Excuse me."
Toles posted his video of the encounter to his Facebook page. Mueller's yelp when he finally slips past her — "are you kidding me?" — is really something. Pure incomprehending outrage that he walked into the building without her permission. Her employer, a real estate firm named Tribeca-STL, released a statement saying that it was a minority-owned company and that it had fired her after viewing the video.