“Black Panther” Director Ryan Cooglerone of the most promising filmmakers working in Hollywood today, was arrested by police in Atlanta in January after being confused with a bank robber at Bank of America.
The director confirmed the incident to diverse. “This situation should never have happened,” he said. “However, Bank of America has worked with me and directed it to my satisfaction and we have moved forward.”
According to TMZ, which first reported the news based on a police report, Coogler was arrested after he went to Bank of America for a transaction. The 35-year-old director – who was wearing a hat, sunglasses and a COVID face mask – went to the counter and handed the teller a withdrawal slip with a note written on the back saying, “I’d like to withdraw $12,000 in cash from my checking account. Please count the money elsewhere. I’d like to to be conservative.”
However, the teller misinterpreted the situation as an attempted theft when the transaction amount set off an alarm on the banking system. Then the cashier informed her boss and together they called the police. According to TMZ, a police report describes the cashier as a pregnant black woman; However, diverse He has yet to verify this information with the Atlanta Police or Bank of America.
The authorities who arrived at the scene reportedly detained two people in an SUV who were waiting for Coogler outside the bank, and handcuffed the manager.
diverse I contacted Atlanta Police and Bank of America to get a statement regarding the incident.
Coogler was filming “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” in Atlanta.
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