Black Panther Director Ryan Coogler was mistaken for a robber when he tried to withdraw money from his bank.
The filmmaker who also directed the boxing film Believewas arrested by Atlanta police in January after a bank teller mistakenly thought he was committing a robbery.
Coogler walked into the bank wearing sunglasses and a face mask and handed the teller a slip of paper with a note on the back.
That comes from a police report TMZ, the note read: “I would like to withdraw $12,000 (£9,000) in cash from my checking account. Please do the money count elsewhere. I want to be discreet.”
The cashier then called the police, assuming it was a robbery. When police arrived, they handcuffed Coogler and two other people before letting them all go.
The police report allegedly states that as the teller made the transaction on his computer, an alarm went off and he notified his boss that a robbery was taking place.
The report further notes that Coogler requested the identification numbers of the officers involved.
Coogler is in Atlanta for filming too Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverthe continuation of the record Black Panther. Production of the sequel has been beset by complications, including an injury to Letitia Wright, who is reprising her role as Shuri, and also controversy over her vaccination status.
The Independent reached out to a Coogler’s representative for comment.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/black-panther-ryan-coogler-bank-robber-b2031924.html Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is believed to be a bank robber