Imagine walking into your bank to withdraw money, only to have the Police show up with guns pointed at you. Hard to imagine this could happen, but think again, it happened to Black Panther director Ryan Coogler in an Atlanta bank in January.
Coogler walked into the Atlanta bank of America to withdraw $12,000, he handed the teller a withdrawal slip with a not scribbled on the back requesting the bank teller to count the cash out the back as he did not feel safe counting such a large sum of funds at the front counter.
To his surprise someone within the branch had called the Police on him, and soon enough Police entered the bank with their guns raised at him, after the call to Police reported that Ryan Coogler was there to rob the bank.
He was quickly handcuffed and brought out to the squad car; Coogler was questions as to why he was in the bank. Coogler kept his cool and calmly pointed to his work badge as he was there filming the Black Panther sequel, and asked Police to google his name.
The Police have made a statement saying the incident was a huge mistake. Coogler has tried to find out who made the call in the bank, without success. Coogler also requested the badge numbers of the Police involved once he was released without charge.