The story of Yo Gotti artist, Blac Youngsta’s, run-in with police after a Wells Fargo bank employee allegedly called the cops following his $200,000 withdrawal has taken an even stranger turn.
As we previously reported, Youngsta, real name Sam Benson, said Atlanta police detained him on January 8, put a gun to his head and confiscated half of the $200,000 he had to find out if it was legitimate.
The Collective Music Group artist said he had $1.3 million in the bank and once his story checked out he was apologized to and released.
Youngsta told 11 Alive:
“I went in there and got $200,000 out of my account. I come out the bank… I see the police. I’m walking to my car [and] I see one of the pointing to my bag like, ‘him’. They come bum rushing me at the car, put me on the ground, putting guns to my head, so I’m like ‘What I’d do?’ 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?'”
According to Benson, the mix up began when he was mistaken for someone who had cashed a bogus check at the location.
“I was finna go buy me a vehicle. They got the new Mercedes Benz out, you know like the Maybach. I was finna go get one. I was about to go buy one, cash. Buy they just made me so mad I might go buy me a Ferrari right now. I feel aggressive. I feel fast.. [Bank employees] couldn’t believe that I was young, black, handsome and I was getting $200,000 out. I had my Rolex on with all the diamonds in it. On my rich folks stuff. The thing is, I’m a rapper. How I live my life I don’t believe in checks. I don’t want to go to the car lot with no check. My dream I always dreamed about was going in the bank getting a half a million out and taking the car lot a half a million and putting it on the desk like, ‘give me that Ghost right there.’ Where I come from we don’t believe in taking checks to the car lot. It’s still legit. This the check right here.”
The Atlanta Police Department and Wells Fargo are now disputing the story.
11 Alive reports that they were told by Atlanta Police Sgt. Warren Pickard that police were called to the bank because a man named Charles Darnell Edward was suspected of cashing a $24,000 bogus check.
Benson happened to be at the bank when they arrived and during the initial confusion, he was temporarily detained until police positively identified the suspect.
Pickard added that Benson had $70,000 in cash on him, but it wasn’t his money. The funds reportedly belonged to his manager who withdrew the money from his account.
Wells Fargo released the following statement:
“Mr. Benson is not an account holder with us. He did not enter our store nor did he make any withdrawals.
A fraudulent incident did occur in the store so in the best interest of our customer, we reported it to law enforcement right away and as a result, a suspect was apprehended and the customer was not the victim of fraud. Mr. Benson was not a party to the fraudulent incident.
We’re confident that our description of the suspect was appropriate. It is documented in the police report. We encourage you to review it.”