Ryan Coogler Arrested: Why was Ryan Coogler Arrested? Charges Explained: One such popular Hollywood director is currently in the news but not because of his upcoming film but due to his bad deeds. Yes, your assumption is right we are talking about Black Panther director Ryan Coogler who was mistaken for a bank robber and detained after attempting to withdraw money from his bank account. Coogler himself asserted the incident, which occurred in the month of January. As per the police report obtained by the news outlet, Coogler (35-years-old) who is presently filming the Black Panther sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in Atlanta, Georgia, take the entry into a bank in the city and handed a cashier a note. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com
Ryan Coogler Arrested
As per the report, the 35-year old director was wearing a hat, sunglasses, and a COVID face mask went to the counter and handed the teller a withdrawal slip with a note written on the back, and the note he handed over reads that “I would like to withdraw $12,000 cash from my checking account. Please do the money count somewhere else. I would like to be discreet.” As per the report, The transaction brings about an alarm, and bank staff called the police.
Coogler and 2 other people with him were apprehended and later released. Coogler informed Variety: “This situation should never occur…Though the Bank of America worked with me and addressed it to my satisfaction and we have moved on.”
Why was Ryan Coogler Arrested?
The Atlanta police report said that the 35-year-old filmmaker was arrested and handcuffed after he went to Bank of America to make a transaction on the 7th of January. His co-workers were also arrested in the back of the police vehicle. After verifying the identity of Coogler and his Bank of America account, the officers released him and his associates. The report of the police stated that Coogler requested the name and the badge numbers of all the officers. Bank of America, in a statement, informed, “We deeply regret that this incident happened.”
The representative of Coogler informed on his behalf, “This situation should never have occurred. Though Bank of America worked with me and addressed it to my satisfaction and we have moved on.”
Before global blockbuster Black Panther, which was released in the year 2018, Coogler directed Rocky spin-off Creed in the year 2015, starring Sylvester Stallone and Michael B Jordan, and his 2013 directorial debut Fruitvale Station, about real-life police assassinating that also featured Jordan in the lead cast.