The identity of the woman who went viral for pulling a shotgun on a Black mother has been arrested and charged with felonious assault, and the police have released her mugshot.
The man, who appeared alongside her in the video clip, has also been arrested.
Takelia Hill was with her 15-year-old daughter when she was allegedly bumped into by the woman, who is white, walking into the restaurant.
“One person said they didn’t realize they had bumped the other person with the food bag, and the other person felt they needed to get an apology,” he said. “Then it escalated from there.”
He added, “My plea is, please let us all try to be that voice of calm in the storm, and remember each one of us is a human being that deserves respect.”
The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office has since identified the couple as Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, and her husband Eric Wuestenberg, 42.
In Michigan, Oakland University said that it had fired Wuestenberg, who worked at the institution as a coordinator of veterans support services.
“We have seen the video and we deem his behavior unacceptable,” a university spokesman said in a statement. “The employee has been notified that his employment has been terminated by the university.”
Following the incident, Jillian placed a call to 911, claiming that she felt threatened and two women were trying to damage her car.
The couple was arrested in the parking lot. Both were carrying guns, and they both had concealed pistol licenses, authorities said.
They were arraigned in District Court before a Magistrate with a $50,000 personal bond