White Woman Pulls Gun on Black Woman During Chipotle Fight Video
A video captures a Chipotle fight involving a white woman pulling a gun on a black woman. The escalation started as a Black woman and her teenage daughter confront a white man and woman outside a Chipotle restaurant in Orion Township, Mich., on Wednesday. The exchange quickly escalates from an argument about an apology into accusations of racism, with a gun held only a few feet from the Black woman as she filmed with her cellphone.
Sheriff Michael Bouchard of Oakland County, Mich. spoke out on Thursday saying the woman who had pointed the gun and her husband had each been charged with felonious assault, which carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison.
The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office later identified the couple as Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, and Eric Wuestenberg, 42.
According to Sheriff Bouchard Mr. and Mrs. Wuestenberg both had guns in their possession, which they were legally permitted to carry, when they were taken into custody.
However, “any weapon that could cause serious and potentially deadly injury can be charged as a felonious assault.”
During the verbal brawl the white woman returns to her minivan and was captured saying “you cannot just walk around calling white people racist.”
The Chipotle fight allegedly started from a bump between the two families in the Chipotle parking lot.
Mrs. Wuestenberg yells at Takelia Hill and her daughter saying, “This is not that type of world.” She continues yelling “White people aren’t racist. No one’s racist. I care about you. 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. I’m sorry if you had something like that happen.”
As she speaks, Ms. Hill repeatedly asks, “Why would you bump her?”
The camera briefly turns away from the minivan during the Chipotle fight as it backs out of a parking spot, and the teenager shouts for her mother to watch out.
Ms. Hill then asks whether the couple were trying to hit her with the minivan, and hits the back of the vehicle with her hand. The white woman exits the car holding a handgun and, using profanity, tells Ms. Hill to “get away.” The woman cocks the gun and points it at Ms. Hill, who is standing a few feet away.
“You’re going to shoot me?” Ms. Hill says, and she, her daughter and the armed woman ask for someone to call the police. The woman tells Ms. Hill not to jump behind her car, which Ms. Hill denies doing, and then the woman begins to scream at Ms. Hill to back away. Crying can be heard. The woman eventually lowers the gun and gets back in the minivan, and it pulls away.
“Call the police, no, don’t go anywhere,” Ms. Hill says. “You were about to hit me with the car.”
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Her daughter can be heard saying: “These white people, they’re so racist. They pulled a gun out on my mom.”
Sheriff Bouchard said the authorities responded after they received six 911 calls related to the altercation, each of which he played at the news conference on Thursday. He said officers ordered the white woman out of the van, put her on the ground, handcuffed her and took her gun.
Bryan Pietsch contributed reporting.