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The director of "Black Panther" was wrongly arrested for bank robbery

The director of “Black Panther” was wrongly arrested for bank robbery

Director Ryan Coogler, known for the Marvel movie Black PantherHe was unjustly arrested for bank robbery when he wanted to withdraw money from his own account.

Black PantherDirector Ryan Coogler was briefly arrested by police in Atlanta on January 7 after being suspected of being a bank robber at a Bank of America branch. This came according to a recent police report. “This situation should never have happened,” Coogler said. variety† “Bank of America worked with me and dealt with it to my satisfaction, after which we put the incident behind us.”

Wearing a hat, sunglasses and a mask, the 35-year-old director went to Bank of America to make a deal. At the counter, hand the teller a cash withdrawal receipt with a note that reads, “I would like to withdraw $12,000 in cash from my checking account. Please count the money elsewhere. I like to be conservative. After the transaction triggered a warning within the system, the cashier misinterpreted the situation on It was an attempted burglary.She and her boss called the police.

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Atlanta Police Department officers arrested Coogler because his appearance and clothing matched that of a runaway bank robber. Two of Coogler’s co-workers were also arrested, who were waiting outside in a car with a working engine. After verifying Coogler’s identity and his Bank of America account, the manager and his colleagues were released. Coogler later requested the badge numbers of all the officers present at the incident.

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A bank spokesman said variety I know they regret the accident, that it should never have happened. They also apologized to the manager.

Coogler is currently filming the sequel to Black PantherBlack Panther: Wakanda Forever, in Atlanta. The film is expected to be released in cinemas next November.