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Rapper Detained After Withdrawing His Own Money From Atlanta Bank

Rapper Detained After Withdrawing His Own Money From Atlanta Bank

Cops say it was a misunderstanding.

Published January 11, 2016

Atlanta police say a misunderstanding led to a rapper being “briefly” detained after withdrawing  money from his own bank account Friday. Blac Youngsta, whose birth name is Sam Benson, took out $200,000 in cash from a Wells Fargo Bank and upon leaving, he was cuffed by police. 

Benson withdrew the money to purchase a new Mercedes. “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,’” he told WXIA-TV. “They come bum-rushing me at the car, put me on the ground.”

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Police were responding to a 911 call stating that a man attempted to cash a forged $24,000 check. Somehow, authorities got the information mixed up and stopped Benson instead. According to Sgt. Warren Pickard, the emergency caller’s description of the original suspect, a 39-year-old man later arrested for forgery, wasn’t exactly clear. 

"It was quickly discovered that the person providing the description to police had provided the wrong description of the suspect,” Pickard wrote in an emailed statement. "It was determined that the occupants of the vehicle were not involved. They were immediately released."

Benson uploaded a photo of himself cuffed on the curb to Facebook captioned, “Look how they treat a young rich n---a.”

The South Memphis native signed to Yo Gotti’s Collective Music Group label last year. 

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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