In a case of mistaken identity, firearms officers were called to a large hotel in Enderby on Sunday after a report of a man seen carrying a large knife. However, upon arrival, it was discovered that the “weapon” was actually a wand wielded by a Harry Potter fan. The police constable who recounted the incident on a police Facebook page reassured the public that no harm had been caused and jokingly stated that there was “no sign of Voldemort”.
Although the police have not disclosed which hotel the incident took place at or the identity of the man in question, comments on the Facebook post found humor in the situation. One user quipped, “Are you being sirius?!”, alluding to Harry’s godfather Sirius Black, while another punned with “Expecto Patrol-man!” – a twist on the powerful Patronus Charm.
Leicestershire Police have not commented further on the incident, but it serves as a reminder that the public should take caution before jumping to conclusions. It also highlights the enduring popularity of the Harry Potter franchise, which has captivated fans of all ages across the globe.
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