INSIDE EDITION Obtains Paula Deen's Police Report

INSIDE EDITION Obtains Paula Deen's Police Report

We're learning new details about that fateful bank robbery that ignited the racist controversy surrounding Paula Deen.

In a police report exclusively obtained by INSIDE EDITION, Paula Deen tells what happened in her own handwriting.

"The man was wearing a home made mask (green) ... very nervous but was also very abrupt and demanding, he never took the gun out of my face," Deen wrote. "The robber held a small worn paper sack, he said fill it up, fill it up and quick, fill it with $100 bills ... Never taking the gun off of me."

Incredibly the report also contains a statement from the bank robber. In it, he describes Deen, who was working as a bank teller. It was years before she had become famous as a celebrity cook.

"I was surprised when I walked in and saw the lady that was the teller at the window because I knew her from the downtown bank where I normally bank," he wrote. "I thought she would recognize me because there were some holes in the stocking covering my face. I can't remember her name but I know who she is. She is blond, attractive and in her 30's. Please tell her I'm sorry, but I never intended to hurt anyone."

Who knew that incident would spark a national scandal three decades later?

To view the handwritten police report, click on the PDF below.