Gosh! Ryan Coogler was mistaken for a bank robber earlier in the year – and he’s even been detained for the crime!
According to a Atlanta Police Department report obtained by TMZ on Wednesday morning, Black Panther The director was detained after being stopped by a Bank of America in the city of Georgia to make a big deal in January. While the whole thing was completely legal, a bank teller felt the exchange was suspicious and called the police! WTF???
In the report, it said that Coogler entered the facility wearing sunglasses and a COVID-19 mask – a perfectly normal and reasonable situation given the pandemic situation at the time. He then gave the BoA employee a withdrawal slip with a bill on the back.
In the handwritten request, he asked:
“I want to withdraw $12,000 in cash from my checking account. Let’s count the money somewhere else. I want to be discreet. ”
Again, completely legal! And given the amount of money he’s trying to leave, it makes perfect sense that he wouldn’t want anyone else in the building to notice! But the teller’s red flag warning seemed to be going crazy at this point, and it didn’t help when she made the trade, it triggered an alert on the computer.
After telling her boss, they decided to dial 911 to get to the scene, which she believes was a targeted robbery. When police arrived at the location, they arrested two people who were waiting for Ryan in an SUV outside. Then they bring Marvel Handcuffed filmmaker! OH MY GOD!
An investigation into the incident was quickly conducted, during which police confirmed that the teller, described as “a pregnant black woman”, was entirely at fault for the mistake. Eventually, police realized that the 35-year-old man had done nothing wrong. Ryan is said to have asked for the response officers’ badge numbers after everyone was released, and he literally went crazy over the ordeal.
Thankfully, it looks like he and the bank have been able to work through difficult emotions since he told the outlet:
“This situation should never have happened. However, Bank of America worked with me and worked it out to my satisfaction, and we moved on.”
It’s good to hear! We can’t imagine how stressful that must be!
As longtime readers know, Creed the screenwriter was in Georgia a lot during the past year while filming Black Panther sequel, and it had a lot of controversy, including cast and star injuries Letitia Wrightcoronavirus conspiracy talk!
We’re so thankful that the incident ended without anyone getting hurt or anything worse happening. However, it’s a horrible and unacceptable situation, and one that absolutely should NOT happen to the filmmaker.
To see some pictures from the bank during the January incident, click THIS.
Thinking, longtime readers?