In A Shocking Turn Of Events, It Turns Out Black Youngsta Didn't get Arrested For Withdrawing His Own Money
Sandra Rose- The rapper, whose real name is Sam Benson, made headlines last week when he claimed he was detained by Atlanta police after making a $200,000 withdrawal from his account at the Wells Fargo at 3235 Peachtree Road on Friday.
Wells Fargo released an official statement, saying “Mr. Benson is not an account holder with us. He did not enter our store nor did he make any withdrawals.
According to Sergeant Warren Pickard of the Atlanta Police Dept., the media reports are “not accurate.”
Pickard said Benson and several of his associates were detained “briefly” and Benson had only $70,000 in his possession — not $200,000 — and no money was taken from him.
Atlanta Police Officers were dispatched to the Wells Fargo Bank, 3235 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia. The 911 caller stated that a male was trying to cash a forged check valued at $24,000. The description of the male provided to police was limited and conflicting.
The caller identified Mr. Charles Darnell Edward (03/02/1976) as the male attempting to cash the fraudulent $24,000 CHECK. Mr. Edwards was arrested at the scene and charged with forgery in the first degree (felony).
The Rapper, who identified himself as “Blac Youngsta”, by coincidence happened to be at the bank at the same time. Upon police officers arriving on scene, they made a brief detention of him until a positive identification by the caller was made. This incident did not directly involved Blac Youngsta, nor was he accused of committing a crime.
Full disclosure? I am a little bit disappointed. Yeah, this story makes way more sense than a person withdrawing an absurdly high amount of money from the bank and then getting immediately arrested outside of said bank, but it's not anywhere near as entertaining. I suppose we should have known that someone that claimed to have withdrawn $200K at once probably isn't the type of person to have a bank account. Those ends didn't exactly meet, but it sure was fun trying to tie them together.
More importantly, not the best look for Blac Youngsta. I knew there was something fishy about an unknown - to me anyway - rapper casually taking out a couple hundred thousand dollars like his lunch spot only takes cash. I guess I am glad that he got some publicity out of this, because I literally had no idea who he was beforehand. However, now I have preconceived notions - that are rooted in relative fact - about how successful he actually is. Knowing that he doesn't have an account at a bank that he literally loiters outside of? I can't help but to think that he is only worth the $70K he stashing in his jean pockets. Trying to make the cops look bad for profiling a young, supposedly rich black man isn't the worst attempt to gain notoriety given the current state of race relations, but he probably should have done it when they weren't actually in the process of rightfully trying to profile an actual criminal.
Oh well, we'll always have Instagram....