A federal employee was put on leave after he was seen in a video shouting at three teens in a Florida neighborhood and telling one, who is black, that she doesn’t “belong” there. A Homeland Security official confirmed to ABC News on Friday that the man is employed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
The video begins with the man in the street, pointing at the girls and asking for their names.
“You don’t belong in this development,” the man, who is white, says in a video posted by the Palm Beach Post and circulated widely online.
The girl seen in the video goes inside to get help as the man walks back and forth across the street of the Wellington gated community.
Soon after, Tony Nelson, the girl’s grandfather, walks down the driveway to confront the man. Nelson later said he was “shocked” by the man’s aggressive behavior in the video.