Johnnie Gooden Jr. (pictured) was arrested and is being held on an assaulting a public servant charge for allegedly telling a bank teller he was the newly adopted son of First Lady Michelle Obama then asking for access to her bank account, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Gooden, reportedly walked in to a Bryan, Texas, Chase Manhattan bank and informed the teller that Mrs. Obama had just adopted him the day before. According to a probable cause statement, when the teller told Gooden that the First Lady did not bank at their financial institution, he still remained at the bank.
Chase employees reportedly summoned police, and when they arrived to question Gooden, he allegedly told them, “Mrs. Obama contacted him through Facebook and adopted him, and he was now trying to get money out of her bank account.”
When the police investigators challenged the 29-year-old man by trying to refute his story, he chose to remain mum and not utter another word.
Upon further investigation in to Gooden’s criminal background, it came to light that he had outstanding warrants for resisting arrest and assault on a public servant.
Police also reportedly uncovered a bag of marijuana in the pocket of Gooden’s cargo shorts, which could result in a drug possession charge.
According to police, Gooden is currently being held on a $52,000 bail. Assaulting a public servant is a third-degree felony, so Gooden could face up to 10 years in prison.