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‘He can take all day': Officers shut down neighbor after 911 called on black real estate investor

Posted On: May 17, 2018   |   Posted By: WGN TV

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Memphis real estate investor inspecting a house he was purchasing says he was harassed by a neighbor who called police on him, according to WREG.
The neighbor he said was harassing him claimed he was acting suspiciously at a vacant property known to attract crime - and said she wasn't the one who dialed the police.
Michael Hayes' video has been viewed nearly 2 million times on YouTube since it was posted May 5.
Hayes says he was looking at a house he had under contract to buy near the University of Memphis. He put a sign in the yard, waved at a woman next door, then began pulling a board off the door so he could take photos of the property, he said.
That's when neighbor Tiffany Albert yelled at him that he couldn't do that and threatened to call police, he said. He began recording and waited for two Memphis police officers to arrive.
"This is what we go through," Hayes says to the camera. "Young black man out here trying to do what's right, and we get the police called on us."
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