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Black Panther: Director Ryan Coogler mistakenly suspected he was trying to rob a bank

According to an article published by the American Variety website, police arrested director Ryan Coogler last January after they were suspected of wanting to rob a bank.

The manager of Black Panther, a Bank of America customer, explains that this situation “never should have happened”, but the bank has since been able to respond to the height of its expectations for this unfortunate incident. And they have “moved”.

The events occurred on January 7, according to an Atlanta police report released on Wednesday, March 9. Ryan Coogler appeared at the bank counter with a receipt for a cash withdrawal request of $12,000 (10,870 euros). The 35-year-old director – who was wearing a hat, sunglasses and a surgical mask – added a handwritten note on his back with some details: “I would like to withdraw $12,000 in cash from my bank account. Please count tickets elsewhere. I would like to remain discreet.” ‘ That’s what I wrote.

The employee at the counter obviously misinterpreted the situation. Noting that the cash withdrawal request exceeded the authorized amount of $10,000, and that this automatically generated an alert on Ryan Coogler’s account, this person would have immediately gone to see his boss to inform him that he suspected an attempted burglary. The police were called immediately.

The director and two of his friends were arrested

Four police officers arrived at the scene. They arrested two of Ryan Coogler’s colleagues who were waiting for him in front of the bank in a working car. The latter told them who Ryan Coogler was, how he was dressed, which corresponds to the description previously received by bank employees.

Two Ryan Coogler colleagues were put in the back of a police car, while two officers entered the bank, handcuffed the manager, and drove him out of the establishment. After verifying his identity and bank account, agents release Ryan Coogler and his two friends. The American website Page Six also revealed a video of the arrest.

We deeply regret this incident. “This should never have happened, and we have apologized to Mr. Coogler,” a Bank of America spokesperson told the site. diverse. Ryan Coogler is currently in Atlanta filming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is expected to be released in theaters next November.

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