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Michigan Woman Pulls Gun On Black Woman After Allegedly Almost Running Her Over In Parking Lot

Center: @makaysmith10/Twitter Left and Right: Michael Maus/YouTube

Last Wednesday, a White woman held a Black woman, identified as Takelia Hill, at gunpoint after tapping her with her van outside of a Chipotle restaurant.

The altercation began when the White woman, who remains anonymous, exited the restaurant and bumped into Hill’s 15-year-old daughter, Makayla Green.

According to Green, the moment escalated quickly: 

“Before I could walk into Chipotle, this woman was coming out, and I had moved out the way so she can walk out.”

“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.”

According to Green, she called her mother Takelia Hill over and began recording the altercation when she approached.

You can see Makayla Green’s full video here: 

WARNING: video contains NSFW language

Unfortunately, this disagreement wasn’t all Green and Hill caught on video.

As Green’s recording continues, the unidentified woman got into her car to leave. She argued that she was not racist.

Hill wanted to prevent the woman and her husband from leaving the scene, so she stepped behind their van. The van nearly hit Hill, at which time she smacked the back of it with her hand to let them know she was there.

Green sprinted into the parking lot, still recording.

Surprising to all, the White woman got out of her van with a gun and held Hill at gunpoint. At this time, Green was still recording her video and Hill began recording her own.

The White woman told them not to get behind her car and to step away. She proceeded to use profanities.

Green and Hill were able to get the woman’s license plate before she left the scene.

Since then, one of Green’s aunts shared the video on Twitter. It received a lot of attention, particularly from people who live in proximity to Oakland County, Michigan.

You can watch Takelia Hill’s video here:

The woman updated her post to clarify that she was not on the scene, but her nieces, including Makayla Green and their mother, Takelia Hill, were. 

She also posted to say the woman and her husband were taken in for questioning.

According to the Twitter post they were released after relinquishing their firearms. 

Others on Twitter were appalled and disgusted at the behavior, believing more should have been done legally to prevent this from happening again in the future.

 

Some believed after seeing Green’s longer video on YouTube the White woman pulling a gun was justified. 

After all, 15-year-old Green should “walk where they were supposed to” and brandishing a gun is a justifiable response if someone doesn’t.

Tensions are undoubtedly on the rise. What could have been a simple accident of bumping into each other in a doorway quickly escalated to violence and brandishing a firearm.

McKenzie Lynn Tozan

Written by McKenzie Lynn Tozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives in North Chicago, where she works as a poet, freelance writer, and editor. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, and her BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, the James Franco Review, Thank You for Swallowing, and elsewhere; and her essays and book reviews have appeared with Memoir Mixtapes, The Rumpus, BookPage, and Motherly, among others. When she's not reading and writing, she's in her garden or spending time with her family. For more, visit www.mckenzielynntozan.com.