NFL wideout Brandon Marshall experienced a frustrating situation while trying to move into his new house in a gated community.

While trying to access the community, because he was a new resident, his name was not yet on the active list. A heated conversation ensued between he and the security staff with the cops eventually being called.

As you can see in the video, Marshall was visibly upset with the gate security team for calling the cops on him, citing they were only concerned because he was black.  It would appear that the security guard was not able to believe Brandon might have a house there, hence his call to the cops instead of to management.

The situation was handled inappropriately and could have been de-escalated with a phone call, yet all sides lost sight of that simple fact. Moreover, certainly this is something that could have been dealt with internally, and without the police.

On the other hand, if Brandon wants to complain about anybody, he should be complaining about the person who left his name off the list. It’s a gated community. Security is there to make sure the person entering the property is the owner. The screw up belongs to the one that didn’t communicate the info to security and all sides could have handled this better.

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