Lee Jeffers Bio, Wiki
Lee Jeffers has been identified as the white man seen in a viral harassing teenage girls, one of whom was Black, in a gated community in Florida on Sunday, June 14th. Jeffers told the girls repeatedly that they didn’t ”belong“ in the development, even though one of them lives there. He also threatened to get them arrested.
According to his LinkedIn, Jeffers is employed as an Immigration Services Analyst for the Department of Homeland Security. He’s held the position since 2012. He has Facebook which shows he previously worked as an Operations Support Specialist for the U.S. Postal Service. He went to the University of Hartford.
Lee Jeffers Harrassed Teenage Girls in an incident captured in a Viral Video
On June 14th. Lee Jeffers was caught on video harassing teenage girls, one of whom was Black, in a gated community in Florida. The exchange between Jeffers and a group of teenage girls took place in Wellington, Florida, while they were in a golf cart and he was in his car. However, the video only starts after Jeffers has pulled over and gotten out of his car.
#BREAKING: Sources say Florida man harassing 15-year-old black girl in viral video is Lee Jeffers, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security employee at @USCIS Citizenship and Immigration Services in West Palm Beach. @USCISMediaSouth is preparing a statement. https://t.co/royYLw4rHH pic.twitter.com/eEIhGR9xLu
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) June 18, 2020
Breonna Nelson-Hicks, 15, was one of the girls who interacted with Jeffers. Nelson-Hicks is Black. Her grandfather, Tony Nelson, lives in the development. As Breonna and her friends were approaching her grandfather’s house, they say Jeffers pulled over and told them they shouldn’t be there.
At one point, Jeffers asked the girls where they lived. When they refused to answer, he said, “I’m going to call the gate, and have you all arrested.”
”What did we even do wrong?” One girl replied, but Jeffers was already walking back towards his car. At that point, he spoke to another neighbor standing in their yard nearby, but that neighbor’s words are unintelligible. Jeffers replied to that neighbor, “I have to wait…five minutes while they’re strutting around in the road.”
The girls then insisted that they tried to move out of the way for Jeffers, and one girl said he threatened to hit them with his car. When Breonna told Jeffers she was going to get her grandfather, Jeffers replied, “Bring him out right now.”
Lee Jeffers said the girls were old enough to be married in his justification to argue with Underage Girls
In the latter half of the video, one of the girls reminded Jeffers that he was engaging in an argument with “15-year-old girls.”
Jeffers had an immediate reply for that. “Because you’re 15 years old, you could marry in Mississippi or Alabama,” he said.
“But this is not Mississippi or Alabama,” one girl said in return.
“It’s Florida,” Jeffers said, and then he was confronted by Nelson.
At that point, a neighbor could be heard telling the girls waiting outside that Jeffers was “not worth it.” The girls thanked her.
While one of Breonna’s friends videotaped Jeffers, she went inside her house to get her grandfather. Nelson went on to confront Jeffers, which you can see at the end of the video. Nelson came out and told the girls to go inside. “Did you threaten these girls?” Nelson asks Jeffers, and Jeffers replies, “I did not.”
Nelson has since spoken to the Palm Beach Post about the incident. He said, “It’s not going away. I can’t let it die. … People aren’t understanding what’s going on.”