A retired Detroit firefighter was charged with a felony after his home security system caught him lying about what happened when a Black teen knocked on his front door to ask for directions.

Authorities arraigned Jeffrey Zeigler, 53, Friday on charges of assault with intent to murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, USA Today reported.

Oakland County sheriff’s deputies responded Thursday morning to a report of a Black male attempting to break into a Rochester Hills house. When the deputies arrived, they found 14-year-old Brennan Walker down the street, fortunately unharmed.

The high school freshman missed his bus and got lost trying to figure out his way to school—a 4-mile journey. He knocked on Zeigler’s door to ask for directions. Zeigler’s wife yelled at Walker when she answered the door and then went to get her husband.

Investigators determined that Zeigler showed up with a 12-gauge shotgun. He chased the teen into the yard and fired at him.

“The victim in this matter, a 14-year-old child, indicated what had happened to the police and his version did bear out on that video,” assistant prosecutor Kelly Collins said.

Race had everything to do with this incident, Brennan’s mother, Lisa Wright, stated.

“After watching the video and hearing the wife say ‘Why did these people choose my house?’ I knew it was racially motivated,” Wright said. “I don’t know what other ‘these people’ she could possibly have been talking about. He was by himself.”

The judge set bond at $50,000. She also ordered Zeigler to stay at least 10 miles away from the high school student. The former firefights must wear a GPS to track his whereabouts and undergo alcohol testing. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.

 

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12 thoughts on “White Man Charged After Video Shows Him Shooting At Black Teen Who Asked For Directions

  1. americanize on said:

    Black parents please talk to ur children about racism,its alive and well white devils has been deputize,they can kill us just like the race soldiers with impunity.

  2. Mac Daddy on said:

    I am not debating the fact that the homeowner hates blacks. Call it racism, whatever, I’m sure there were incidents in his life that justify his feelings, aka, 14% of the population committing 90% of the crime in this country, might have something to do with it. But I believe this baggy pants was innocent of mischief as much as I believe Michael Brown was shot in the back. Be seen this movie too many times and you people always jump on the bandwagon with Sharpton and his merry band of race pimps

    • biggirl57 on said:

      You DUMB F**K, it’s racist people like you that make me sick, the video show what the young man said was the truth. You SONS OF BITCHES have always committed violence against people of color, but that shit was cool, you MF are the ones who have terrorized the world! you dumb Bastard!!!!

      • Mac Daddy on said:

        Um, cool your jets there race baiter. It would see that statistics prove you a liar. Blacks make up 14% of the US population, but commit 90% of the violent crimes in this country. It would seem that AA’s are terrorizing the world. In fact, that is a FACT. Just a random question, BigAzzGirl, how many weaves do you own?

  3. This knuckledragger needs to be locked up and kept away from other humans. And definitely needs to be kept away from animals. Hopefully, his deranged wife will grow old alone, die and never be heard from again. Well, at least until someone finds her maggot eaten ass wedged between the laundry room door and the washer. I hate racists. Of all colors.

  4. Ted Gravely on said:

    That man almost took an innocent kid’s life because he and his wife are racists. You know the police and every other white racist did a background check on that you man, and nope – nothing. That young man told the truth. I know to some a white man’s word is gold, but glad this ain’t the sixties and racists are outsmarting themselves with home security. Now for all you other racists – be proud. Put a sign on your door that reads, “Beware if racists.” That way we can treat you like the vicious dogs you are and tread carefully.

  5. Perry, dumb daddy doesn’t have to own his stupidity, it’s inbred in him…… What child pays attention to a bus route when riding to school?!!….very few, if any. Also, there is video that corroborates exactly what happened and it lines up with the young man’s statements.

  6. Mac Daddy on said:

    Something doesn’t add up here. This kid is a freshman, school started in the fall, he has been riding that bus route for 8 months. I ain’t buying that he got lost. Something more going on here with this playa

    • Mz. Lou on said:

      It adds up with the video of the homeowner PROVING IT! You racist fuck, you. The kid was lost I dont care how many times he did that route on the bus. He had never walked it. NOTHING justifys this.You should know racist mf like him exist because unfortunately you exist. I hope they lock his and somebody shots at your ass!

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