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Florida Man Threatens Black Teen For Being In Front Of Their Own House Because They 'Don't Belong' In Neighborhood

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*Correction Notice-June 19, 2020-15:31EST: An earlier version of this story identified the teen girls as Black. The teen who lived at the home is Black, her two friends were later identified as White.

Yet another video of a White person hurling racial abuse at Black people has surfaced and gone viral. But this time, the victim is a child.

A Florida man was caught on video threatening some teens in front of one of their own homes, telling them the girl "[You] don't belong" in the neighborhood in an incident that has the internet rightfully enraged.

The incident occurred in Wellington, Florida after the man began following 15-year-old Breonna Nelson-Hicks and her two friends home in his car.

He pulled over to yell at them, so Nelson-Hicks took out her phone and began filming.

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The man, visibly agitated, is unfazed by the camera.

"I don't care if you take my picture, because you don't belong in this development."

He then demands to know the girls' names and addresses, to which one of the girls replies:

"Why would we tell you any of this?"

After repeated demands for information, the man threatens the girls with shocking language.

"Okay, not a problem, I'm gonna call the gate [security] and have you all arrested. You do not deserve to be in here."

Nelson-Hicks then leaves to get her grandfather for help.

The man continues berating the girls, one of whom says:

"Okay but you're coming at 15-year-olds."

To which the man gives this response:

"Because you're 15 years old, you could marry in Mississippi or Alabama."

The video ends with Nelson-Hicks's grandfather, Tony Hicks, coming out and demanding an explanation from the man for why he threatened the girls, which the man denies.

The video evidence, of course, tells a different story.

In an interview with local newspaper The Palm Beach Post, Nelson said that Breonna was "hysterical" when she burst through the door during the incident. Nelson has lived in the community for 33 years, and his family was one of the first Black families to move into the development.

Understandably rattled, Nelson told the paper he would not allow the incident to be swept under the rug.

"It's not going away. I can't let it die. ... People aren't understanding what's going on."

On Twitter, people were outraged by the video.











Both the White man and Mr. Nelson filed police reports with the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, but no arrest has been made.