An angry exchange outside a Chipotle restuarant in Michigan escalated on Wednesday when a woman pulled a gun on an African American woman and her daughter.
Takelia Hill said she and her 15-year-old daughter Makayla were walking into the restaurant when a woman walking out bumped into the teenager.
Ms Hill said her daughter asked the woman for an apology, after which things began to escalate.
“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,” Makayla told the Detroit News.
The encounter moved to the restaurant’s car park, where Ms Hill began filming as she approached the conflict.
“She couldn’t see me because her back was to me, but she was in my daughter’s face,” Ms Hill said.
Ms Hill and her daughter continued arguing with the woman. Ms Hill said the woman did something wrong and “needs to apologise” during the course of the confrontation.
The woman claims in the video that Ms Hill and her daughter are blocking her from getting into her SUV and leaving. The driver of the SUV, a man, steps out and opens the door for the woman, urging her to get in the SUV. Ms Hill and her daughter call her “ignorant” and a “dumb a** b****” and challenge the man to “do something”.
The man responds by asking “who the f*** do you guys think you are” and alleges the woman “did nothing” to them. He then returns to the SUV and Makayla calls them”very racist and ignorant.”
DETROIT, MI—An angry exchange with accusations of racism was caught on video outside of an Oakland County Chipotle restaurant and shows a white woman pulling a gun on a mother and her three daughters Wednesday evening. pic.twitter.com/kaUVqQVdLa— Everything DC MD & VA (@TheDMVDailyy)July 2, 2020
The argument continues and the woman tells Ms Hill and her daughter that “you can’t just walk around calling white people racist. This is not that type of world. White people aren’t racist, no one is racist.”
Ms Hill continues to ask the woman why she bumped her daughter, and before attempting to leave the woman says “I care about you and I’m sorry if you’ve had an incident where someone has made you feel like that.”
Eventually the woman tries to drive away, but Ms Hill ends up behind the SUV. The video does not make clear whether Ms Hill intentionally moved behind the SUV or if the vehicle backed up toward where she was standing. Ms Hill responds by punching the back window of the vehicle, after which the two individuals inside get out and the woman pulls out a pistol.
In the video, the woman shouts “get away” and has her gun pointed directly at Ms Hill. She then yells at her to stay away from the back of her vehicle.
Ms Hill calls on her daughter to take down the couple’s license plate and accuses them of trying to hit her with their vehicle.
“She got the gun on me, she was about to hit me with the car. Call them, get the licence plate. Get the licence plate now. Cause you were about to hit me with the car,” Ms Hill said.
After the tense moment, the woman gets back in her vehicle and drives off.
The woman was later arrested. The Oakland County Sheriff’ Office told the Detroit News it planned to hold a press conference about the situation at some point on Thursday. The woman had not been charged with a crime as of the time of this story’s publication.