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Atlanta Police Put Gun to Head of Rapper After He Withdraws $200,000 From Bank

Apparently, it's now a crime to withdraw money from your own bank account.

Photo Credit: Rappa Blac Youngsta's Facebook

A rap musician exiting an Atlanta bank found himself in handcuffs and on the ground with guns pointed at his head, after police stopped him for making a substantial withdrawal from his account, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

According to Sam Benson, who goes by the stage name Blac Youngsta, he had just exited a Wells Fargo branch in the upscale community of Buckhead after withdrawing $200,000 in order to buy a new car.

“I come out the bank, I see the police, I’m walking to my car, I see one of them point to my bag like ‘him,’” explained the rapper. “They come bum-rushing me at the car, put me on the ground, putting guns to my head.”

“I’m like, what I’d do?" Benson said. “A lady was like, I’m not supposed to have $200,000 on me. I’m like, 'I’m a millionaire.' How can I not have $200,000 on me?"

Benson was signed last year to the Collective Music Group label founded by rapper Yo Gotti.

A spokesperson for the Atlanta police department explained that they were responding to a call “at the request of the bank manager” but quickly discovered “that no crime had been committed.”

According to the rapper, he planned to use the money to buy a new Mercedes, stating, “Where I come from, we don’t believe in taking checks to the car lot. We take cash money.”

On Facebook, Benson posted a picture of himself in handcuffs and on the ground, surrounded by laughing police officers.

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