After reports of Ryan Coogler being mistaken for a bank robber when attempting to withdraw $12,000 from an Atlanta-area bank surfaced, the ‘Fruitvale Station’ director has decided to respond.
The filmmaker stated that Bank of America fixed the situation to his satisfaction and all parties involved have moved on. “This situation should never have happened. However, Bank of America worked with me and addressed it to my satisfaction and we have moved on,” in a statement to TMZ.
As you may know, documents obtained by TMZ, stated the incident occurred after Ryan tried to take out a large amount of money from his account. With shades and a face mask on, Ryan entered the bank and wrote a note on the back of a withdrawal slip. The note allegedly said,“I would like to withdraw $12,000 cash from my checking account. Please do the money count somewhere else. I’d like to be discreet.”
That, unfortunately, led the teller to think that an attempted robbery was taking place after she went to make the transaction on her computer, which triggered an alarm. The teller, who was described as a black woman, then alerted her boss and they called authorities.
There were two people who had been waiting for Ryan that were detained during the incident, and once police made their way inside, they temporarily detained Ryan as well.
Eventually, police realized that the whole incident was a mistake, however, the report states that Ryan asked for badge numbers of the responding offers after being released.
Bank of America has yet to respond to these reports.
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