Atlanta police momentarily arrested movie director Ryan Coogler after a bank staffer mistook him for a robber when he delivered her a note while attempting to withdraw a big sum of money from his account.
According to a police complaint, the “Black Panther” director walked into a Bank of America branch on Jan. 7 and handed the bank employee a withdrawal sheet with a letter scrawled on the reverse urging her to “be discreet when handing him the cash.” He also had his California driver’s licence and his Bank of America account card with him.
According to the report, he was attempting to withdraw more than $10,000, and the bank employee “got an alarm notification” from his account, prompting her to notify her management that Coogler was attempting to rob the bank. According to the storey, the bank employee is a Black lady. A black Lexus SUV was parked out front with the engine running when police arrived at the bank branch in the posh Buckhead district. A police officer spoke with the male driver, who stated that he was waiting for Coogler inside the bank. The identical information was given to police by a female passenger.
The driver’s description of Coogler matched the description of the man accused of attempting to rob a bank, according to the statement. Both the passenger and the passenger were arrested in the back of a police van, but they were not handcuffed.
Two more cops had gone inside the bank and had handcuffed Coogler.
The bank clerk made a mistake, according to police, and Coogler “was never in the wrong.” According to the report, the handcuffs were immediately removed and the other two passengers were liberated from the rear of the patrol van.
According to the report, all three were given an explanation and an apology for the bank employee’s mistake, and Coogler asked the officers’ names and badge numbers. “We are extremely disappointed that this occurrence occurred. We’ve apologised to Mr. Coogler for what should have never happened “According to a Bank of America statement.
On Wednesday, a message left for Coogler’s representative was not returned.
The Marvel superhero picture “Black Panther,” which was released in 2018, became the year’s most successful film, grossing over a billion dollars globally and generating “Wakanda Forever” salutes around the world. Coogler shared in the accolade as one of the film’s producers, and the film received a Best Picture nomination. Georgia has been home to the sequel’s development. In November of 2022, the film will be released.
While he is best known for “Black Panther,” the director also co-wrote “Creed,” a “Rocky” spinoff. “Fruitvale Station,” a film he wrote and directed about Oscar Grant’s final hours in the Bay Area in 2009, was his breakout film.