Dementor spotting: Michigan Muggle phones police after seeing the evil creature at a park

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click to enlarge The dementor in question. - Facebook/Essexville Public Safety Department
Facebook/Essexville Public Safety Department
The dementor in question.

According to Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling, “Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them. Even Muggles feel their presence, though they can't see them."
Well, a Michigan Muggle thought he had in fact spotted one such evil creature in a park in Essexville — and he immediately called police to warn them the soul-sucking creature was lurking about.

Police were concerned because, as they said in a Facebook post, their Patronus charm-performing officer was off duty.

Luckily, upon investigation, it turned out to be merely a trash bag stuck to a tree. Apocalypse averted.

Once it was clear there was no real threat of being on the receiving end of a deadly dementor smooch, the police department decided to have a little fun.

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Alysa Zavala-Offman

Alysa Zavala-Offman is the managing editor of Detroit Metro Times. She lives in the downriver city of Wyandotte with her husband, toddler, mutt, and two orange cats.
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