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