Black Panther And Creed franchise director, Ryan Coogler was arrested earlier in the year after a misunderstanding at the Atlanta Bank, he was mistaken as a bank robber, together with two of his associates.
According to reports, Coogler walked in the bank, wearing dark shades and a face mask, he then handed the teller his withdrawal slip with a note written on the back
“I would like to withdraw $12,000 cash from my checking account. Please do the money count somewhere else. I’d like to be discreet.”
Even though the transaction was legal, according to the then-pregnant Black woman, she received some sort of alert on her screen when attempting the transaction. She made the assumption that something was wrong and because Coogler’s face was half covered-up appearance and his handing her a handwritten note. She reported the incident, and the police were contacted in relation to a possible bank robbery in progress.
When cops arrived, they immediately detained two of Coogler’s associates who were waiting for him inside a Black SUV parked outside the bank. Coogler himself was detained as well, escorted out of the bank in handcuffs.
Fortunately, after investigating the incident, police found that no illegal activity had taken place and that a mistake had been made on the bank’s behalf.
Bank of America has made things right with Coogler after this unfortunate incident. A representative for the bank shared a statement with Variety: “We deeply regret that this incident occurred. It never should have happened and we have apologized to Mr. Coogler.”
“This situation should never have happened,” Coogler shared in his own separate statement to TMZ. “However, Bank of America worked with me and addressed it to my satisfaction and we have moved on.”
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