ATLANTA — Rapper Blac Youngsta had guns pointed at his head and he was violently detained by Atlanta police after he withdrew $200,000 from his account at a Wells Fargo Bank.
The rest of Youngsta’s entourage were also detained, while the Atlanta police took $100,000 of his money temporarily, in what police now tell the media was an honest case of mistaken identity.
Police said that they were responding to a 911 call about a man attempting to cash a forged check for $24,000 at an Atlanta-area Wells Fargo bank. Youngsta (born Sam Benson) just coincidentally happened to be withdrawing that exorbitant sum of money at the same bank at the same time as another man. Also, responding officers said the description of the perpetrator trying to cash a bad check was vague and the officers zeroed in on Youngsta and ripped in onto the grown, as show in the above photo.
“The description of the male provided was limited and conflicting,” Atlanta police Sgt. Warren Pickard said. “It was quickly discovered that the person providing the description to the police had provided the wrong description of the suspect.”
Youngsta and his crew were shaken by the episode:
“I come out the bank, I see the police, I’m walking to my car,” he said. “I see one of them point to my bag like ‘him.’ They come bum-rushing me at the car, put me on the ground, putting guns to my head.”
Benson and his group were quickly released, Pickard said.
Later on, Youngsta posted the photo of his temporary detention with the caption: “LOOK AT HOW THEY TREAT A YOUNG RICH N—-.”
Benson told WXIA the cash he withdrew was for a brand new Mercedes Benz he wanted to purchase.
“I’m finnin’ to go buy a vehicle. They got that new Mercedes out, you know, like the Maybach,” the Memphis-born rapper told the station. But after the run-in with police, he said he having second thoughts.
“They just really made me so mad, I don’t even want one – I might go buy a Ferrari now. I feel fast, you know,” he said.
Benson told WXIA that police at the scene took $100,000 from him, but the cops said “officers on the scene did not take custody of any of Mr. Benson’s currency.”
Police did apologize to him, Benson told WXIA, and Pickard said the actual suspect in this case, Charles Darnell Edward, was identified and arrested at the scene.
Edward was charged with first-degree forgery, a felony, Pickard said in the statement.
Pickard reiterated in his statement that the case did not involve Benson, a member of Yo Gotti’s CMG music group, nor was he accused of committing any crimes.
“By coincidence, [he] happened to be at the bank at the same time,” Pickard said.