Three weeks into his new job, Paul McCowns was ready to cash his first paycheck. There were no issues when he first entered a Huntington Bank branch in Brooklyn, Ohio, on Dec. 1. The bank asked for two forms of ID, which McCowns provided, he told Cleveland 19 News. An employee then asked for a fingerprint, which is standard procedure for non-Huntington customers attempting to cash checks, according to the bank. But soon, bank employees began to question the legitimacy of his check, which was worth just over $1,000, said McCowns, who is African American. They called his employer, an electric company, numerous times to confirm, but his employer did not answer. The bank turned him away, he said. Moments later, he was handcuffed and put into the back of a police cruiser.