Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has made a name for himself thanks to directing the aforementioned Marvel film series. However, it seems he got himself into trouble recently but it was not his fault. This is because bank staffers thought he was a bank robber.

According to an Atlanta Police Department report obtained by TMZ, Coogler was detained after stopping in a Bank of America to make a transaction back in January and it was completely legal.

Coogler walked in while wearing sunglasses and a mask and he also gave the teller a withdrawal slip that had a note written on the back. It was said that the message read, ”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.”

While this seems normal to others, the bank teller thought otherwise as he found it suspicious and immediately called the police for an attempted bank robbery. When officers arrived, they detained 2 people waiting outside for Ryan in an SUV and handcuffed Ryan Coogler as well.


After an investigation, the police realized it was a big mistake and laid the blame on a Bank of America employee, who was described in the report as a pregnant Black woman. It was said that when the teller went to make the transaction on her computer, it triggered an alert of some kind, after which she informed her boss that Coogler was attempting to rob the bank.

Coogler was understandably upset over the incident and asked for the badge numbers of all the responding officers once everyone was released. We hope he never has to suffer such an incident ever again.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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