A lot for being a significant Hollywood director. Atlanta police arrested and detained Black Panther director Ryan Coogler after he was mistaken for a financial institution robber in January. Whereas making a visit to a Financial institution of America department, Coogler requested for $12,000 to be withdrawn from his checking account. Nonetheless, the financial institution teller will need to have develop into a little bit confused as a result of the well-known director was sporting a hat, sun shades, and a COVID-19 face protecting. The teller allegedly alerted her boss that Coogler was trying a theft. So, they referred to as the police.
In bodycam video obtained by TMZ, Coogler may be seen attempting to clarify to officers that he’s on the town taking pictures a sequel to Black Panther, and telling them to Google his title. In audio of the 911 name made to police, a financial institution worker tells the dispatcher that Coogler gave her his debit card and introduced a California ID, however says she by no means appeared on the title on both. After handcuffing Coogler and inserting him behind a squad automotive, Financial institution of America realized the whole state of affairs was an accident and a spokesperson issued a mea culpa for the kerfuffle. “This case ought to by no means have occurred,” Coogler mentioned, confirming the incident to Selection. “Nonetheless, Financial institution of America labored with me and addressed it to my satisfaction and we’ve got moved on.”