Saying he was the newly adopted son of first lady Michelle Obama, a College Station man asked a teller at a Bryan bank to give him access to her bank account.
The story didn’t fly, especially when the first lady doesn’t have an account at the bank.
Now, 29-year-old Johnnie Fletcher Gooden Jr. is being held in the Brazos County Jail on two outstanding warrants and new pot possession charge, investigators said.
An employee at Chase Bank at 2335 Boonville Road called police to report a suspicious customer who was "attempting to access an account under Michelle Obama," according to a probable cause statement filed in the case. "The subject remained at the bank even though the bank advised him that there was no such account."
When police arrived to question the man, he told them that "Mrs. Obama contacted him through Facebook and adopted him, and he was now trying to get money out of her bank account," investigators said. When the officer challenged the assertion, the suspect suddenly stopped talking.
A criminal background check revealed that he had outstanding warrants for resisting arrest and assault on a public servant, said Kelley McKethan, spokeswoman at the Bryan Police Department.
Police also found a bag of marijuana in the suspect’s shorts pocket, resulting in the possession of marijuana charge.