UPDATE! At a news conference on Thursday, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard announced that the white man and woman seen in the video were arrested and charged with felonious assault. The counts carry a maximum penalty of four years in prison.
A white woman was caught on video pulling a gun on a Black woman outside of a Detroit-area Chipotle on Wednesday night.
Mom Takelia Hill, who posted a portion of the shocking footage on her Facebook page, told The Detroit News on Thursday that the confrontation began when the white woman allegedly bumped into her 15-year-old daughter, Makayla Green. When the daughter asked for an apology, the woman reportedly began yelling.
“Before I could walk into Chipotle, this woman was coming out, and I had moved out the way so she can walk out,” Green told the outlet. “She bumped me, and I said, ‘Excuse you.’ And then she started cussing me out and saying things like I was invading her personal space.”
“I walked up on the woman yelling at my daughter," Hill added. “She couldn’t see me because her back was to me, but she was in my daughter’s face."
On Thursday, TMZ posted additional footage that shows the white woman and the Black family getting into a heated argument about the alleged bump. At one point, a white man helps the white woman get into their car.
After a family member calls the white woman “ignorant,” another family member believed to be Hill calls the white woman “a dumb ass -----” and tells the white man, “Yeah, I said it. You say something, I beat your white ass too.”
The white man then defends the white woman, saying, “She did nothing to you.”
When a family member calls the white woman “very racist and ignorant,” the white woman says from the car, “You cannot just walk around calling white people racist... White people aren’t racist... I care about you and I’m sorry if you had an incident that has made someone make you feel like that. No one is racist.”
The video then shows the car backing out of the parking spot. While it is not seen on camera, it appears the car may have made contact with Hill.
“You hit me?” Hill says before she appears to knock on the car.
Hill later told The Detroit Times that she thought the driver was going to hit her, so she hit the car’s back window to stop it.
In the footage, the white woman then gets out, takes out a gun, points it at Hill, and accuses Hill of jumping behind their car.
Ultimately, the white woman gets back into the SUV, and the car drives off.
According to Hill, officers from the Oakland County Sheriff’s office arrived at the scene shortly after the white woman drew her gun. Hill believes a witness watching the altercation called 911.
Per Twitter user @makaysmith10, who says she is the aunt of the teenage girls, the white man and woman were reportedly arrested but were then “let go” after police “just took the guns away.”
“Ridiculous!!!! They said they couldn’t arrest her because my niece mother hit there car (with her hand ) to stop them from hitting my niece!!! Justice needs to be served! This is white privilege,” the Twitter user wrote.
Update!!!!! They were let go !!! The police just took the guns away !!! Ridiculous!!!! They said they couldn’t arrest her because my niece mother hit there car (with her hand ) to stop them from hitting my niece!!! Justice needs to be served! This is white privilege 🤦🏽♀️— 🦋Makay (@makaysmith10) July 2, 2020
The Detroit News says the Sheriff’s Office did not confirm these details as of Thursday morning.
TMZ also reported that while a report was filed, police are still investigating the incident.
Overall, Hill told The Detroit News that the ordeal left her and her other daughters, who were in the family’s vehicle, traumatized.
Oakland County Executive David Coulter issued a statement on Thursday, calling the white woman’s behavior “unacceptable.”
“I am deeply disturbed by an incident last night where a woman pointed a cocked gun at another woman during an argument,” Coulter said. “This behavior is unacceptable. I wholly expect the prosecutor to bring charges that reflect the severity of the incident.”