Acclaimed “Black Panther”Ryan Coogler, director, is speaking out about his mistaken identity as a bank robber. He was detained by police when he tried to withdraw money from the account.
“This situation should never have happened. However, Bank of America worked with me and addressed it to my satisfaction and we have moved on,” Coogler said.
This incident took place in January. It was discovered after surveillance camera images were obtained and circulated online by TMZ.
Coogler had walked into the bank in Atlanta and reportedly wrote a note on the back of the deposit slip for a $12,000 withdrawal, saying he wanted the teller to count the money elsewhere to be “discreet.”The teller mistakenly thought that Coogler was trying to rob a bank.
After being called by police, Coogler was taken into custody and his two friends were also detained.
It was quickly ruled out as a massive mistake.
“We deeply regret that this incident occurred. It never should have happened and we have apologized to Mr. Coogler,”Bank of America stated in a statement.
Coogler is currently filming in Atlanta for the sequel. “Black Panther,”This film will premiere in November.