UPDATE 1/10/16: The Atlanta Police have responded to the criticism they have received for their decision to detain Blac Youngsta for withdrawing $200,000 from his bank account. According to the department, the whole thing was a misunderstanding related to a previous incident where an individual had written a bad check for $24,000.
"It was quickly discovered that the person providing the description to police had provided the wrong description of the suspect,” Sgt. Warren Pickard wrote in an emailed statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It was determined that the occupants of the vehicle were not involved. They were immediately released.” He added, "This incident did not directly involved Blac Youngsta, nor was he accused of committing a crime.”
While the witness initially misidentified Blac Youngsta as the culprit, Pickard said that same person called in later and identified 39-year-old Charles Darnell as the alleged check forger. Darnell was arrested and charged with first-degree forgery.
See below for the original story published on 1/9/16.
Blac Youngsta was detained by the authorities on Friday (Jan. 8) after withdrawing $200,000 from a Wells Fargo bank. According to the Yo Gotti disciple, he took the money out of his account without issue but once he left the branch was immediately surrounded by police and put in handcuffs. "They come bum rushing me at the car, put me on the ground, putting guns to my head," he told 11Alive.
As it turned out, someone had recently written a bad check in the area and the local authorities were on high alert for suspicious financial activity. "A lady was like I’m not supposed to have…$200,000 on me," Blac Youngsta said. "I’m like, ‘I’m a millionaire. How can I not have $200,000 on me?’”
After confirming that the money was indeed his, the police let him go with an apology and also gave him back the $100,000 that they initially took when they detained him. Youngsta later explained the reason he had so much cash on hand was to purchase a new vehicle. The rapper posted a number of pictures and videos from the incident which you can see below.