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‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler mistaken for financial institution robber, arrested – Nationwide

‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler mistaken for financial institution robber, arrested – Nationwide

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler was arrested by police earlier this yr once they mistook him for a financial institution robber, a police report has revealed.

The report, obtained by CNN, says Coogler was put in handcuffs on Jan. 7 after he approached a teller at a Financial institution of America department in Atlanta and slipped her a notice asking for a big sum of cash to be discreetly withdrawn from his private account.

The teller reportedly instructed her supervisor that she thought the financial institution was being robbed.

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In response to the Atlanta Police Division report, Coogler entered the financial institution department carrying a COVID-19 face masks, a hat and a pair of sun shades.

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When he approached the counter, he slid a notice to the teller that learn: “I wish to withdraw $12,000 money from my checking account. Please do the cash depend someplace else. I’d prefer to be discreet.”

The New York Occasions reported that Coogler instructed police he was paying for a medical assistant who labored for his household who most well-liked to be paid in money, therefore the big quantity.

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The teller, who’s Black, as is Coogler, was pregnant and apprehensive about her security on the time, based on the newspaper.

“This case ought to by no means have occurred. Nonetheless, Financial institution of America labored with me and addressed it to my satisfaction and we’ve moved on,” Coogler stated in an announcement to ET Canada.

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Atlanta Police has since launched bodycam footage of what transpired, displaying the officers approaching Coogler contained in the financial institution.

One officer unholsters his gun earlier than placing Coogler in handcuffs.

A police officer detains “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler at a Financial institution of America department in Atlanta, on this January 2022 picture made out of Atlanta Police video.

Atlanta Police Division through AP

“Whoa whoa, what’s occurring?” the filmmaker asks.

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The director, who has been engaged on a Black Panther sequel, was launched a short while later after he proved his identification.

A Financial institution of America spokesperson instructed ET Canada: “We deeply remorse that this incident occurred. It by no means ought to have occurred and we’ve apologized to Mr. Coogler.”

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