When Johnny Gooden Jr. recently went to a Chase bank in Bryan, Texas, he had a story for the teller that was so unbelievable and so outlandish that it inevitably ended up landing him behind bars. Claiming that he is first lady Michelle Obama’s newly-adopted son, Gooden, 29, purportedly requested access to her bank account.
But there were two main problems with his story: He’s not Obama’s son — and the first lady apparently doesn’t have an account at Chase.
In a probable cause statement, the Houston Chronicle reports that the man “remained at the bank even though the bank advised him that there was no such account.” The teller, clearly sensing that something wasn’t quite right, alerted the authorities that Gooden was asking to access Obama’s account.
But the story gets even odder.
After police arrived at the bank, Gooden apparently told them that the first lady had contacted him through Facebook and adopted him (again, he’s 29-years-old, so it’s unclear why he would be taken under the first family’s wings).
Once police began challenging his story, the Chronicle reports that he stopped talking, however his problems intensified once authorities searched him.
During the incident, which unfolded on Saturday, police found marijuana in one of Gooden’s pockets, so he has now been charged with possession. Additionally, he has warrants that are outstanding over past instances of resisting arrest and assaulting a public servant.
As of Sunday, The Eagle reported that the man was still being held at Brazos County Jail on $52,000 bail. His marijuana charge is a Class B misdemeanor and could end up landing him in jail for six months. Resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor, carries up to a year in jail — and assaulting a public servant is a third-degree felony.
This latter charge, as The Eagle notes, could land him in prison for up to a decade.
(H/T: Houston Chronicle)