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Ryan Coogler Arrested: Why was Black Panther Director 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 CmaTrends.com

Ryan Coogler Arrested

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.

As we all know that racism has often been highlighted in the film industry but it is rare that any high-profile directors are alleged for bank robbers. Exactly, the same happened with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler who was arrested on a suspicion of bank robbery back in January. While the arrest was temporary which flew under the radar for several weeks before the news was disclosed by TMZ. Recently, the director gave an interview in which he talked about his arrest ever since people have been searching to know more details about the matter. Here, you will get all the details about Ryan Coogler and his arrest.

Black Panther Director Ryan Coogler Arrested

In a recent interview, the director said that it should never have happened. He also claimed that the situation has been addressed and resolved. The situation was reportedly created when the director tried to withdraw money from his bank account. He had attempted to be discreet about the funds he was withdrawing. According to the reports, he tried to take $12,000 from his account and it made suspicious among Bank of America employees. For his privacy, the director passed a note to the teller pointing out the amount he wanted to withdraw.

Why was Black Panther Director Ryan Coogler Arrested?

However, it has been noticed that no threats or similar verbiage were included on the note. As per local regulations, Bank of America employees considered that the director was trying to rob the bank. The police officers were called immediately. It has been noticed that two people were standing outside of the bank account near an SUV. Those two people were also reportedly arrested. The two people were linked to him previously. It was also reported that the director was arrested and taken out of the bank in handcuffs. After several hours, the cops have realized the mistake in the situation and released three of them.

Recently, Ryan Coogler has openly talked about the matter in an interview with Variety. In the statement, he said that both he and Bank of America have moved on from the matter. He stated, “this situation should never have happened. However, Bank of America worked with me and addressed it to my satisfaction and we have moved on.” However, the bank has not released any statement yet regarding the issue. It is also unclear how they resolved the matter. Ryan Coogler is one of the most famous directors who is best known for his several notable films including Black Panthers, h, and many others. Stay tuned with us for more updates.