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Ryan Coogler, the acclaimed director of Black Panther, found himself mistakenly arrested at a Bank of America branch earlier this year. The incident occurred when Coogler entered the bank wearing sunglasses, a hat, and a mask, catching the attention of the staff, Your Content has learned.
Seeking to discreetly withdraw $12,000 from his account, he handed a note to a pregnant cashier, requesting that the money be counted away from the counter.
Unfortunately, the cashier misinterpreted the situation as an attempted robbery and promptly notified the police. Law enforcement officers swiftly arrived at the scene and detained two individuals waiting for Coogler in an SUV parked outside. Subsequently, they proceeded inside the bank and placed the 35-year-old director in handcuffs.
Realizing the misunderstanding, the police quickly released Coogler from custody. The motive behind Coogler’s request for a large cash withdrawal remains unclear. Bank of America extended apologies to the director shortly after the incident and reasserted their regret in a recent statement, according to USMail24.