KEY POINTS

  • The confrontation took place outside a Chipotle in Orion Township, Michigan, after the white woman bumped into a 15-year-old Black teen
  • The woman pulled her gun on the teen and her mother as the argument escalated before local police arrived to take the woman and her male companion into custody
  • Local and state officials have called for the woman to be charged for threatening the mother and daughter

A video circulated Thursday of a confrontation in Michigan during which a white woman is seen pulling a handgun on a Black woman and her 15-year-old daughter. The confrontation took place outside a Chipotle in Orion Township, Michigan, around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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Takelia Hill told The Detroit News the white woman, whose name has not been released, bumped into her daughter, Makayla Green, outside the Chipotle. Hill said her daughter asked the woman for an apology but she allegedly became irate.

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

Hill said she confronted the woman after her daughter called her over to help. The two continued yelling at each other as the woman got into a car with a man who began yelling at Hill, as well.

“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 woman is heard saying to Hill in a longer version of the video.

Hill said as the car began to back up, she thought she was going to get hit and hit the car’s rear window in response. The woman gets out of the car and pulled her gun on Hill and her daughter. Police arrived shortly after and took the white couple into custody.

A member of Hill’s family said on Twitter the couple was released and their weapon was seized. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office declined to confirm the tweet.

The altercation was met with swift backlash, with Oakland County Executive David Coulter calling for charges against the white woman for her actions.

“I am deeply disturbed by an incident last night where a woman pointed a cocked gun at another woman during an argument,” Coulter said in a statement Thursday. “This behavior is unacceptable. I wholly expect the prosecutor to bring charges that reflect the severity of the incident.”

handgun In this image, National Rifle Association members check a pistol in the Remington display at the 146th NRA annual and exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia, April 29, 2017. Photo: Getty Images/Scott Olson