Neighbors react to video threat taken in their community

Police say that right now, no one has been charged.

Posted: Jul 8, 2018 6:49 PM

A racist threat on Facebook takes aim at Huntsville's black community. The man who claims he shot the video turned himself in. After the video went viral yesterday, prompting police to ask for the public's help.

WAAY 31 is still waiting to hear back from family and friends of Chris Tidmore. He's the 19-year-old who posted a video with another guy using racial slurs surrounded by profanity. The video WAAY 31 attached might be offensive to some.

"If they come back this way, they're going to pick them up in a pine box. I'm going to tell you straight. We're not going to put up with that in this neighborhood," said Donna Summers.

When Donna Summers saw the video of two guys saying they're ready to shoot black people she was prepared to defend her community at North Ridge at University apartments.

"We all went and got our guns sitting out here waiting on them," Summers said.

Summer said she has bi-racial grandchildren and all the neighbors get along. When she and neighbors heard the men using the "N" word surrounded by profanity they called police.

"Whether you're white, black, yellow, green or whatever color, you shouldn't be saying it no matter what," Summers said.

"We don't interact with each other like that because there's all different races and nationalities out here. For us, we mix and mingle," said Danyel said.

Huntsville police said Chris Tidmore who hasn't been charged, would be the only one to face criminal charges, but that could change.

Other parents like Danyel Hall are worried because they said there were a number of children and people outside when the video was taken.

"Me and my kid used the over pass over here to walk. My security alert system went off. I feel uneasy about walking outside my house right now," Danyel Hall said.

Neighbors don't know if Tidmore was joking or not, but they said it's a mistake that shouldn't be made.

"He needs to know that is a serious concern for all of us out here. We are trying to live like anybody else," Hall said.

It could go for anybody, but you still shouldn't be saying it. Huntsville Police also say there's been increased patrol in the neighborhood.

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