Black Panther Director, Ryan Coogler mistaken for bank robber


Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler, was briefly arrested and handcuffed by police in Atlanta, after he was mistaken for a bank robber.

Coogler, who had gone to Bank of America on January 7, was arrested as he went to make a transaction.

He handed the bank teller a withdrawal slip with a note written on the back that reportedly read, “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.”

The bank teller misunderstood the condition as a strived robbery when the transaction amount surpassed $10,000 and told on her boss.

The police were phoned and they arrived at the bank and reportedly arrest two people in an SUV who were waiting for Coogler outside the bank.

When they entered the bank, they placed Coogler in handcuffs and led him out of the bank.

“From the call we got, sounded like someone was trying to rob the bank,” one of the officers says in the bodycam visual.

However, Coogler was later released and Bank of America has apologised for the mistake done.

By Damilola Olufemi.